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Abstracts of English Wills, 01, 214, 341 

the Wills of the Shermans of Yax- 
ley in Suifolk, England, 152 
Adams, Query, 354 
Address of the President, ix 
Alden, Correction, 108 
Genealogy, 180 
Alger, Query, 225 
Allen, James, of Boston, Note, 349 

Lewis, and His Descendants, 3% 
Allin, Query, 225 
Allyn, Query, 10G 

American Doctorates at Gottingen, 439 
Amory, Query, 352 
Ancestry of Lydia Strengthiield, 309 
Ancient-Burial Grounds of Long Island, N. Y., 

53, 203, 301, 427 
An Early Sampler, Query, 224 
Reply, 450 
Arnold-Blake, Query, 353 
Autographs, see illustrations. 

Barnes-Barns, Query, 223 
Barton, Query, 224 
Bass, Reply, 225 
Beach, Query, 352 
Beeman, Query, 225 
Bemus (Query), 354 

Benton, Edward, of Guilford, and His De- 
scendants, 175 
Benson, Query, 225 
Biographical Sketches — 

Adams, Franklin George, 375 
Dewey, (apt. Samuel Worthington, 133 
iMdgv, Beubcu Kuwson, 211 
Gardntr, .John Fdwiird, 133 
Greenwood, Laugdon, 211 

.Mrs. Margaret, 214 
Mrs. Mary McKay, 244 
Paxton, Sarah Cavendish, 375 
Williams, Mrs. Elvira Armenius (Wright), 
Bird, Query, 225 

Blinman, Rev. Richard, of Murshileld, Glou- 
cester and New Loudon, 39 
Blolt, Joanna, Query, 222 
Boardman, Query, 100 
Bolton, Conn., Records of the Church in, 80, 

Book Notices— 

Abbott's History of Belfast, Me., 1825, 304 
Account oftlie Battle of Concord, by ('apt. 
Amos Barrett, a Minute Man and Par- 
ticipant, 150 
Adadouriun's Manomelianu, Number Four, 

Allen's History and Genealogical Records 
of the Alling-Allens of New Haven, 
Conn,, 158 
Allerton's II istory of the A Her ton Family 

in the United States, 1585-1885, 308 
Andrews's History of the Hamlin Family, 

Annual Report of the American Historical 
Association, 1898, 110 

Book Notices— 

Appleton's Additions and Corrections to 

the Sumner Genealogy, 239 
Archives of Maryland, Volume XVII., 237 
Arnold's Historic Side Lights, 120 
Bailey's Bailey Genealogy, 238 
Balch's The Alabama Arbitration, 454 
Batchellor's State of New Hampshire Docu- 
ments, 230 
Bates's Genealogy of the Descendants of 

Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass., 3GS 
Beckwith, Marvin and His Wife Abigail 

Clark, 127 
Beckwith of Yorkshire, 127 
Beecher, Thomas K., Teacher of the Park 

Church at Elmira, N. Y., 45G 
Bennett's The Bennett, Bently and Beers 

Families, 127 
Benton's Andrew Benton, 450 
Bent's Col. Jabez Hatch of Boston, his 

Ancestry and Descendants, 45s 
Bent's The Bent Family in America, 238 
Bigelow's Orthopedic Surgery and Other 

Medical Tapers, 453 
Bigelow's Surgical Anaesthesia Addiv^s 

and other Papers, 453 
Bolton's Some Works Relating to Brook- 
line, Mass., from its Settlement to 1U00, 
Booth and Northrop's Genealogy of One 

Branch of the Sherman Family, 1> 
Boss'sThe Boss Family, 238 
Boyuton's The Boynlon Family, 308 
Bradford Family and Others, UOU 
Bridgewater Hook, The, 230 
Brigiiam'.s Ollioial Report of the Fourth 

American Tyler Family Reunion, 2.18 
Brooks's Henry Knox, A Soldier ol' the 

Revolution, 231 
Brown's Simon and Joan (Clarke) Stone 
of Watertown, Mass., and Three Gener- 
ations of their Descendants, 127 
Brown's The Signal Corps, U.S.A., in the 

War of the Rebellion, 114 
Burt's The First Century of the History of 

Springfield, 235 
Byington's The Puritan as a Colonist and 

Relormer, 111 
California Register, The, Vol. I., No. I., 307 
Canavan's Ben Comee— A Tale of Rogers's 

Rangers, 1758-59, 1.18 
Curri-iia ton's Washington tin- Soldier, 121 
Carter's Sawyers in America, 128 
Cai Hand's Ten Years at I'enunpiid, 113 
Casgrain's Lu Vie de Joseph- Km mjola Per- 
mult, surnomme Be Pert cle 1'Educatiou 
du Peuple Canadien, 300 
Chadwiek's A Life of Liberty— A utislavery 

and Other Letters of Sarah llolley, 121 
Chamberlain Association of Ann nc.i, 1^7 
Circular and Forms of the Geueulugical 
Bureau ot I he Chambei lain Association. 
Clarke's Lpitaphs from OiaveyanL ill 
Wellesle) (West Nmlham), No. Natitfk 
and Newton Lower Fulls, Muss., 232 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices- 
Clark's "Survey of tlie Antiquities of the 
City of Oxford," by Anthony Wood, 
1001-0, 231 

Cleveland's The Genealogy of the Cleveland 
and Cleavcland families, 123 

Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, The, 117 

Congregational Year Book, 1000, The, 455 

Constitution and By-Laws of the Chamber- 
lain Association, 127 

Constitution and By-Laws of the Quinabaug 
II istorical Society, 457 

Contributions to the Historical Society of 
Montana, 305 

Cox's New England Cox Families, 369 

Crane's Genealogy of the Crane Family, 458 

Cremer's Records of the Dorland Family 
in America, 308 

Crosby's The Crosby Family of New York, 

Curtis's Thomas Curtis, Wethersfield, 
Conn., 128 

Dall's " Alongside," 308 

Dartmouth, The, 114 

Davis's Occult Methods of Protecting the 
Currency, 305 

Davis's " Previous Legislation." A Cor- 
rective for Colonial Troubles, 305 

Davis's The Currency and Provincial Poli- 
tics, 305 

Davis's The Old Records of the Town of 
Fitchburgh, Mass., Vol. II., 230 

Dean's Biographical Sketch of Rev. Luther 
Farnham, 121 

Deane's The Book of Dene, Deane, Adeane, 

Dexter's Diary of David McClure, D.D., 

1748-1S20, 113 
Diary of David McClure, 113 
Diary of Increase Mather, March, 1075— 

Dec, 1070, 107-4-1087,234 
Dickey's Genealogy of the Dickey Family, 

Dodge's William Wheelwright, His Life 

and Work, 304 
Dotterel's The Perkiomen Region, Past and 

1 'resent, 309 

Drummond's Bean Genealogy, 120 

Drummond's Genealogy of Samuel Wil- 
liams of Grafton, N. II., 123 

Early Records of Baptisms, Marriages, 
Deaths and Membership of the Congre- 
gational Church, East Hamilton (Chat- 
ham), Conn., 300 lv U< cords of the Tow u of Providence, 
Vol. XV., £10 

Eaton's Lt.-.Col. Otho Hamilton of Olive- 
stob, his Sons, Capt. John and Lt.-Col. 
Otho Hamilton 2d, and Ids Grandson, Sir 
Ralph Hamilton, Kt., 121 

Eaton's The Cochran-Ingli= Family of Hali- 
fax, 127 

Ellis's Norwich University— Her History, 
her Graduates, her Roll of Honor, 302 

Emerson's The Ipswich Emcrsons, 1030- 
1900, 234 

Everett's John Puller of Ipswich, Mass., 

Extracts from .John Marshall's Diary, 307 

famuli Hull Chapter of the Daughters of 
thi! American Involution, 1900, 457 

Far riii gum Memorial, 120 

Finding List of Genealogies and Town and 
Local Histories in Boston Public Libra- 
ry, 4 as 

First llopkinlon Cemetery Association, 307 

First Report of tiie Public Record Commis- 
sion pi New .Jersey, 180!), 112 

First Volume of the Conway Parish Regis- 
ters in the Rural Deanery of Arllech- 
weild, Diocese of Bangor, Caernarvon- 
shire, 1511-1703,303 

|?i,sk» \s The Dutch and (maker Colonics in 
America, 232 

Flagg's family of Asa Allcott, 300 

Book Notices— 

Forbes'sThe Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Park- 

man of Westborough, Mass., 120 
Ford's History of Hanover Academy, 237 
Frye'sThe First Regiment Mass. Heavy Ar- 

tillery, U. S. V., in the Spanish-American 

War of lb ( .i8, 230 
Genealogical Advertiser, The, 1899, 155 
Genealogy of the Fuller Families descend- 
ing from Robert Fuller of Salem and Re- 

hoboth, Mass., 127 
Goldthwaite's Goldthwaito Genealogy, 123 
Goodwin's The Goodwin Families in 

America, 308 
Goold's History of Col. James Scammau's 

Thirtieth Regiment of Foot, 230 
Gorham's The Gorham Family in Rhode 

Island— Bristol Branch, 309 
Grazebrook's Pedigree of the Family of 

Grazebrook, 123 
Greenwood's Greenwood Colonial and 

Revolutionary Services, 1695-1783, 238 
Grillith's Rev. Morgan John Rhys, 1700- 

1801, 117 
Guild's The Gorham Family in Rhode- 
Island, Providence Line, 309 
Haines's A Complete Memoir of Richard 

Haines, a forgotten Sussex Worthy, 238 
Hall's Rambles about Greenland in Rhyme, 


Harding's The Sullivan Road, 307 

Hart's in Memoriam— Samuel Colt and 
Caldwell Hart Colt, 121 

Hassam's Registers of Deeds for the 
County of Sullolk, Massachusetts, 1735- 
1900, 301 

Hayley's Genealogical Memoranda, rela- 
ting chietly to the H aley, Piper, Neal and 
Rieker Families of Maine and New 
Hampshire, 238 

Haywood's Joel Lane, Pioneer and Patriot, 

Hazcltine's Jotham Bemus of Bemus's 
Heights, 300 

Helen Keller Souvenir, No. 2, 1892-1899, 454 

Heyward's Barnwell of South Carolina- 
Tabular Pedigree, 127 

Hicks's Mr. Ralph Wheelock, Puritan, 124 

Hills Family Genealogical and Historical 
Association, 458 

Hills Family Genealogical Association, 
Fifth Annual Report, 127 

Hill's The Early Records of the Town of 
Dedham, Mass., 1(172-1700, 119 

Hinds's History and Genealogy of the 
Hinds family, 123 

nine's lliuo Genealogy, 120 

Historical Collections of the Topstield His- 
torical Society, Vol. V.,307 

Historical Record, The, 237 

History of the Descendants and Connect- 
ions of William Montgomery and Janus 
Somerville, 123 

Honor Roll of Massachusetts i'atriots 
Heretofore Unknown, 118 

Iloppin's Wickham, 238 

Howe's The Puritan Republic of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New England, 110 

Hoyt's The Old families of Salisbury and 
Aiueshury, Mass.; With Some Belated 
Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich 
and Hampton, 112 

Hudson's Commemorative of Calvin and 
Luther Blanchard, Acton Minute -Men, 
1775, 121 

Hughes's Letters and Recollections ot John 
Murray Forbes, 110 

Humphreys's The Humphreys Family iu 
America, 123 

lluniiewell's Hunnewell, 300 

llunm well's Hunnewell— Chiefly Six Gen- 
erations in Massachusetss, 30'.) 

liuuiii well's Several Gnat Libraries, 308 

Hutchinson's The Story of the llutchin- 
sons— Tribe of Jesse, 123 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

International Monthly, The, 232 

Isaac Cummings of Topsfield, Mass., and 
Some of his Descendants, 368 

Johnson, Samuel, 45(5 

Johnson's An Unredeemed Captive, 121 

Johnson's Elmer- Elmore Genealogy, 30S 

Johnston's The Storming of Stony Point 
on the Hudson, July 15, 1779, 359 

Journal and Letters of Rev. Henry True, 
of Hanipstead, N. 11., 450 

Kean's The Genealogy of Hugh McKay 
and his Lineal Descendants, 1785-1895, 

King's Memorial Discourse on Reuben 
Aldridge Guild, 121 

King's York Necrology, 236 

Kittrcdge's The Man with the Branded 
Hand, 361 

Knapp, Arthur Mason— A Memorial, 230 

Knight's Biography of Deacon James Al- 
len, 120 

Lamb's Family Records— Lamb, Savory, 
llarriman, 308 

Lee's Supplement to John Lee. of Farming- 
ton, Hartford Co., Conn., and his l)o- 
scendunfs, 2:tS 

Lincoln's In Mcniorlam— Frederic Walker 
Lincoln, 229 

Littleftold's Early Boston Booksellers, 1042- 
1711, 358 

Logan's Memoir of Dr. George Logan of 
Stenton, 121 

Love's Samson Oceom, and the Christian 
Indians of New England, 231 

Macnamara's History of the Ninth Regi- 
ment, M. V. I., 1801-1861, 229 

Mahan's Lessons of tire War with Spain, 
and Other Articles, 300 

Maiden Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anni- 
versary Memorial, 236 

Manchester Historical Association Col- 
lections, Vol. L, Bart II., 119 

Mann's Descendants of Elisha Ware of 
W'rentham, Mass., 127 

Marshall's Parish Begisters, 455 

Marvin's The English Ancestry of Beinold 
and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct., 

Massachusetts Society of Sons of the Ameri- 
can devolution, The Historical Mem- 
oranda, with Lists of Members and their 
Revolutionary Ancestors, 117 

McMaster's A History of the 1'eople of the 
United states from the [{evolution to the 
Civil War, \'M) 

Medl'oid Historical Register, The, 120, 233, 

Memoir of Henry Jocob Bigelow, 452 

Memorials of the Essex Bar Association 
and brief Biographical Notices of some' 
of the Distinguished Members of the 
Essex Bar prior to the formation of the 
Association, Vol. L, 300 

Men of New York, The, 121 

Merrill's A Contribution to the Genealogy 
of the Merrill Family in America, 127 

Merrill's Right of Petition, 1654, 304 

Mills's Foundations of Genealogy, 229 

Milton Cemetery, 119 

Morris's The Seymour Family, 458 

Murray's Journal of the American-Irish 
Historical Society, 303 

National Ovclopadla of American Bio- 
graphy, The, 233 

Nell's NnfNelf History regarding the 
Origin and Meaning of the Name Neil', 

Nelson's Edward Antill and his Descend- 
ants, 121 

Nelson's History of the Scandinavians and 
Successful Scandinavians in the United 
States, Vols. I. and II., 302 

Nelson's Sources of History of Revolu- 
tionary Events iu New Jersey, 300 

Book Notices — 

New England Cox Families, No. 3, 127 

New Hampshire— Lake Region Inscrip- 
tions, 45* 

Noyes's a Memorial of the Town of Hamp- 
stead, New Hampshire, 235 

Noyes's Barker Pedigree, 127 

"Old Northwest " Genealogical Quarterly. 

Vol. III., No. 2, 301 

Old Plans of Oxford, 233 

One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, 
1748-181)8, of the Congregational Church 
of East Hamilton (Chatham), Conn., 
Nov. 30, 181)8, 300 

Ontario Bureau of Industries, 1897, Appen- 
dix to Report, 110 

Ontario Historical Society— Papers and 
Records, 450 

Owen's Transactions of the Alabama lli-- 
torieal Society, 1807-08, 113 

Parish Register Society, The, 115 

Purshollta James Parshall and 1 1 is Descend- 
ants, 458 

Parsons'* Genealogy of the Fainilj of Lewis 
B. Parsons (second). Parsons-Hoar. 
Piusous-Spiingiield, Mass., 1030. Hoar 
Gloucester, Eng., 1(532, SOU 

Passages Irom the Life of Henry Warren 
Howe, 121 

Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Revolu- 
tion, Proceedings, 1808-0, 121 

Pierce's Foster Genealogy, 123 

Pond's Family Records from Bartholomew 
Botsford and Winston Lines of Genea- 
logy, 127 

Poole's Annals of Yarmouth and Barring- 
ton, Nova Scotia, in the Revolutionary 
War, 237 

Poor-Poore Family Gathering at Law- 
rence, Mass., The, 127 

Pope's The Pioneers of Massachusetts, 357 

Porter's A Brief Sketch of George F. Bemis 
of Lincoln, Mass., 120 

Porter's Anniversary Sermon at Lincoln, 
Mass., 120 

Prime's Some Account of the Bowdoiu 
Family, with u Notice of the Erving 
Family, 458 

Proceedings in Observance of the One 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
First Church in Lincoln, Mass., 1S0S, 120 

Proceedings of the Historical Association 
of New England Cox Families, No. I., 127 

Proceedings of the John Lean Association, 
iS.'.s, wii'h Lean Genealogy, 120 

Proceedings of the Trustees ol the Pealodj 
Educational fund, 1 >'.>:;- 1 >•.".>. 302 

Publications of the Colonial Society Of 
Massachusetts, Vol. ill., 350 

Public Papers of George Clinton, lir.-d Go\ - 
ernor of New York, 1777-1705-^1801-1804. 
Military— Vol. I..302 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of 
New Pall/, N. Y., 3153 

Register of the Society of Sons of the Revo- 
lution in the State of Iowa, l'.iuO, 157 

Registers of Battlefield, Shropshire, The. 

RegisterB of Clyst St. George, Co. Devon, 
The, 115 

Registers of Barley, Shropshire, The, 115 

Begisters of Ledbury, Co. Hen ford, The, 
1 15 

Registers of Lvdlinch. Co. Dorset, The, 115 

Registers of IWelverley, Shropshire, The, 

Register of Pennsylvania Society of the 

Colonial Humes of America, lis 
Registers of Rowington, Co. Warwick, Tile, 

Registers of Shipton, Shropshire, The, 115 
Registers of Sibdon Garwood, Shropshire.. 

The, 115 
Begisters of Smethcote, Shropshire, I he, 


Index of Subjects, 

Book Notices— 

Report of the Commissioners from Con- 
necticut of Die Columbian Exhibition of 
1898 at Chicago, 358 
Rilev's Hon. Bulkley Edwards, Cromwell 

Kii.ldlesex County, Coun., 127 
Robert Stanton Williams, 1828-1899. A 

Memorial for Friends, 300 
Rus-ell's Descendants of William Russell, 

of Cambridge, Mass., 458 
Salter's John Salter, Mariner, 458 
Sanderson Homes of Piety Corner, The, 3G8 
Sargent's Sargent Record, 123 
Scales' a Historical Memoranda concerning 
Persons and Places in Old Dover, N. 11., 
Scccombe's The Age of Johnson, 227 
Sellers'* Genealogy of Dr. Francis Joseph j 
Pfeiffer of Philadelphia, Penn., and His 
Descendants, 120 
Seton's An Old Family; or the Setons of! 

Scotland and America, 458 
Shattuek's Prudence Wright and the I 
Women who Guarded tlie Bridge, Pep- 
pered, Mass., 1?75, 450 
Shepard's Governor William Bradford and 

his Son, Major William Bradford, 305 
Shropshire Parish Register Society's Publi- 
Diocese of Hereford, Register of 

Clunbury, 234 
Diocese of Hereford, Register of 

Elan wood, 234 
Diocese of Hereford, Register of 

II uglily ,234 
Diocese of Hereford, Registers of 
Lydham, Edgton, Monk Hopton, 
Diocese of Hereford, Register of 

Wolstaston, Tasley, Sidbury, 300 
Diocese of Lichfield, Registers of 
Albrighton, near Shrewsbury, and 
Broughton, 234 
Diocese of Lichfield, Registers of 
Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, 
and Boningalc, 231 
Diocese of Lichfield, Registers of 
Fit/., Frodesley, IJppinglon.Couud, 
ingtoii, White Ladies, 300 
Diocese of Lichlield, Registers of 

Diocese of Lichfield, Registers of 
Slaphlon and Moreton Corbet, 234 
Diocese of St. Asaph, Register of 

llalstou, 231 
Indexes. Albrighton (by Shrew. shy), 
Cressagc, Fiiz, Ford, llanwood, 
l\lore, Mort'tOU Corbet, Pitohford, 
lmlexes. Battlelield, Daily, Sibdon 
Garwood, Boningale, Broughton, 
llalstou, Melverley, Shipton, 
Sniethcote, 234 
Smith's History of the Town of Sunder- 
land, Mass., 228 
Snow Genealogy, The, 127 
Somers's History of Lancaster, N. II., 155 
South Carolina Historical and Genealogical 

Muga/tne, the. Vol. I., No. 1..237 
Specimen of Register Plan for Arranging 

Genealogies, No. 4, 127 
Stackpole's History and Genealogy of the 

Stackpole Family, 123 
Starr's The Olcott Family of Hartford, 
Conn., in the Line of Eunice (Ulcott) 
Goodwin, 123 
Stevens's Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, 453 
Stiles's A Hand Hook of Practical Sug- 
gestions for the Use of Students in Gene- 
alogy, 118 
Sturges's Complete Lineage of the Sturges 

Families of Maine, 308 
Sull'olk Deeds, Liber X., 118 
Swan's Twelfth Report of the Custody and 

Book Notices- 
Condition of the Public Records of Par- 
ishes, Towns and Counties, 233 
Systematic History Fund, Worcester Coun- 
ty, Mass., Warnings, 1737-1788, 237 
Tusker's The United Empire Loyalist Set- 
tlement at Long Point, Lake Erie (Ou- 
tario Historical Society Papers), 450 
The 11)01 Olio, 303 
The Owl, Vol. 1., Nos. 9, 10, 457 
Third Annual Report of the State Historian 

of the State of New York, 1897, 114 
Tillotson's Wetherstield Inscriptions, 119 
Thwing, Carrie F. Butler, 121 
Topsfield Historical Society's Collections, 

Vol. IV., 121 
Transactions of the Kansas State Histori- 
cal Society, Vol. VI., 457 
Transactions of the Literary and Historical 

Society of Quebec, No. 23, 457 
University of North Carolina Publications, 
James Sprunt Historical Monographs, 
No. 1, 468 
University of State of New York, State 

Library Report, 114 
Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1030-1850, 

Vol. XI., Church Records, 364 
Wade's The Wade Genealogy, 308 
Waters's A Sketch of the Life of John 
Winthrop the Younger, Founder of Ips- 
wich, Mass., 1033, 119 
Watkins's Vaughan Chart, 238 
Wellman's Historical Discourse at Cele- 
bration of Maiden's Two Hundred and 
Fiftieth Anniversary, 230 [308 

Wheeler's Descendants of Leonard Hoar, 
WMttemore's Ancestral Line of Stephen 
Mott Wright from Nicholas Wright, the 
Colonial Ancestor, 369 
Whittesley's Ancestry and Descendants of 

John Pratt of Hartford, Conn., 458 
Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, in Suf- 
folk, England, 124 
Wise's The End of an Era, 117 
Year Book of the Society of the Sons of 
the Revolution in the State of Missouri, 
Year Book of the Society of Sons of the 
Revolution in the State of New York, 120 
Howden, Query, 354 
Bracket t, Query, 354 
Bronson, Dorcas, Query, 222 
IWown, Isabel, Query, 222 
Bryant, Joseph, Manuscript Record of, 101 
Burbank, Eleanor, Query, 222 

Carlisle, Mass., Records of Original District of, 
Carter, Jonathan, Query, 222 
Gate, Query, 354 
Chadhourne, Query, 354 
Cheney, Elizabeth, Query, 222 
Chester, Lunenburg Co., N. S. List of the first 

class of Settlers of— with their Families, 44 
Ohodes, Sarah, Query, 222 
Church Records at Stoneham, Mass., 392 
Clark, Elizabeth, 222 
Clark, George Sr. and Jr., of Milford, Conn., 

and their Descendants, 384 
Cognn, Ruth, Query, 222 

Colby Notes from Fressingtield Register, Note, 
Cole, Elizabeth, Query, 222 [101 

Coleman, Query, 225 

Contributors and Contributions to Volume 
Abs tracts of the Wills of the Shermans of 
Yaxley in Sull'olk, England, 152 
Alden, Mrs. Charles L. 

Alden Genealogy, 180 
Baker, Virginia. 

Weetamoe: A New- England Queen of the 
Seventeenth Century, 201 
Banks, Charles Edward. 

Governor Richard Vines, 140 
Seal of the County of Dukes County, Mass. 
(Martha's Vineyard), 179 



Index of Subjects. 

Contributions and Contributors— 
Beals, Charles E. 

Church Records at Stoneham, Mass., 302 
Manuscript Record of Joseph Bryant, 101 
Bent, Allen If. 

Lewis Allen of Watertown Farms and 
his Descendants ,390 
Brigham, Clarence Saunders. 

Jlon. Amos ferry, LL.D., 215 
Butler, James Davie. 

American Doctorates at Gottengen, 439 
Calef, Arthur B. 

Diary of Capt. Asa Foster of Audover, 
Mass., 183 
Corey, Deloraine P. 

Hasey-Green, 211 
Cutler, William It. 

Descendants of Nahum Parker of Kittery, 
Maine, 387 
Dana, Elizabeth Ellery. 

Richard Skinner of Marblehead and his 
Bible, 413 
Davis, William H. 

Hastings Family Record, 40G 
Eldredge, Zoeth S. 

Dunton Family, 28(3 
Emery, George F. 

Emery of Huguenot Blood, 313 
First Book of Rayuham Records, 15 
Fogg, John S. II. 

Defences of Houses in Maine, 408 
Ford, Worthington Chauncey. 

Letters of Jonathan Boucher to George 
Washington, 32, 2(50, 422 
Fowler, Daniel W. 

Two Letters from Daniel Wilcox, Jr., a 
Revolutionary Soldier, 1775-0, 440 
Gage, Arthur E. 

Kingsbury and Gage, 200 
Gill, Eliza M. 

Muster Roll of Capt. Joseph Pray's Com- 
pany, 98 
Notes on the Gillpatrick Family, 100 
Gordon, Geo. A. 

Letter from Rev. Alexander Garden, 390 
Proceedings of the- N. IS. Hist. Gen. So- 
ciety, 221) 
Gotham, Henry S. 

Notes on Bristol Branch of Gotham 
Family, 173 
Graves, Henry C. 

Passing into History, 202 
Greenwood, Isaac J. 

Rev. Richard Ulinman of Marshfleld, 

Gloucester ami New London, 39 
The Stockbridgo Indians in the American 
Revolution, UVj 
Grlluth. William lleirick. 

George Rogers Howell, 135 
Guild, Georgiana. 

Notes on the Providence Line of the Gor- 
ham Family, 107 
Hammond, F. S. 

John Hammond of Lavenham, Suffolk, 
Eng., 2S8 
Harris, Edward Doubleday. 

Ancient Burial-Grounds of Long Island, 
N. Y., 53, 203, 301, 427 
Iloag;, Ruth Wood. 

Watertown Fidelity Men, 80 
Hodges, Almon D., Jr. 

John Gallop of Taunton, Mass., 89 
Notes concerning Roger Williams, 212 
Hunnewell, James Frothingham. 

Hunnewell, 140 
Irvine, Wm. Ferguson. 

The Parents of Rev. Richard Mather, 348 
Jillson, David. 

A Sketch of the Life of the Rev. llabijah 
Weld of Attleboro, Mass., 442 
Earned, Ellen 1). 

Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry, 
Lea, J. Henry. [70, 104 

Genealogical Gleanings among the Eng- 
lish Archives, 188, 325 

Contributions and Contributors— 
Leavitt, Emily W. 

A List of the First Class of Settlers of 
Chester, Lunenburg County, N. S., with 
their Families, 44 
Lloyd, Howard Williams. 

Will of Alderman Humphrey Ilooke of 
Bristol, Eng., 410 
Loring, Arthur Ci. 

Descendants of Nahum Parker of Kittery, 
Maine, 387 
Morse, Charles II., 425 
Paine, Josiah. 

Extracts from the Diary of Moses Paine 
of Truro, Mass., 87 
Payson, Edward Payson. 

William Martin, Esq., 27 
Osborne, William II . [283 

Military Services of the Osborne Family, 
Peach, Robert Westly. 

The Two Peaches of Marblehead, 270 
Peck, Thomas Bellows. 

Records of the First Church of Rocking- 
ham, Vt., 197, 289, 435 
Penhallow, D. P. 

Woodbridge Record, 401 
Peters, Eleanor Bradley. 

Thomas Peter of Saybrook and Mylor,339 
Peyser, Benjamin Davis. 

Recent Publications, 130, 241, 372, 460 
Pitman, Harry A. 

Ancestry of Lydia Strengthfield, 309 
Porter, Edward G. 

Samuel Johnson, A.M., 11 
Porter, Joseph W. 

Francis Nash of Brnintree, 404 
Remonstrance of Freeholders of Kittery 
to the General Court, 1784, 444 
Shepard, James. 

Peter Mallory, New Haven, Conn., 10-14, 
and Some of His Descendants, 320 
Shepard, James. 

The New Haven Potters, 1039,20 
Smyth, Balph Dunning. 

Edward Benton of Guilford and His De- 
scendants, 175 
George (Mark of Mllford, Conn., 381 
Nicholas Hunger ol Guilford, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 10 
The Descendants of Thomas Norton of 
Guilford, Conn., 209 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Edward Benton of Guilford and His De- 
scendants, 175 
George Clark of Mil ford, Conn., 3S1 
Nicholas [Hunger o( Guilford, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 10 
The Descendants of Thomas Norton of 
Guilford, Conn., 209 
Swan, Robert T. 

Records of the Original District of Car- 
lisle, Mass., 50 
Talcott, Mary K. 

Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn., 
80, 253 
■ Todd, William C. 

Edward Strong Moseley, 377 
Trask, William Blake. 

Dorchester Christian Names, 213 
The Traske Family in England, 279 
Tyler, Rolliu Usher. 

Notes on Usher Genealogy, 70 
Von Saltier, L. Hasbrouck. 

Inscriptions at Great Barrington, Mass., 
Watkins, Walter Kendall. 

Notes from Coventry, 182 
Wheeler, Frank i\ 

Descendants of Leonard Hoar, 149 
Wheelwright, Edward. 

The Lowell Pedigree, 315 
Wills of tho .Shermans of Yaxley in 

Suffolk, England, 02 
Withington, Lothrop. 

Abstracts of English Wills, 91, 214, 341 


Index of Subjects. 

Cook, Query, 107 

CovcU, Query, 351 

Coventry . Notes from, 1S2 

Cowilii-y, Polly, Query, 222 

Cozzens, Martha, Query, 22? 

Crosby, Samuel, Query*, 222 

Curtis, William, John' and Thomas, Note, 117 

dialling, Reply, 223 

Darby., Ft tor, Note, 103 

Darling, Rachel, Query, 222 

Day, Query, 353 

Death of Edward Wheelwright, Note, 310 

Defences of Houses in Maine, 408 

Denting, Query, 107 

Elizabeth, Query, 222 
DeMoranville, Query, 354 
Descendants of Leonard Hoar, Ml) 
Descendants of Thomas Norton of Guilford, 

Conn., 20!) 
Diary, of Capt. Asa Foster of Andover, Mass., 

Diary of Moses Paine of Truro, Mass., Extracts 

from, 87 
District of Carlisle, Mass., Records of, 50 
Dorchester Christian Names, 213 
Dow, Note, 103 

Drown-Drowuc Family, Note, 449 
Dukes County, Mass., Seal of 170 
Dunton Family, 280 
Durham, Query, 150 

Elizabeth, Queen of Virginia, Note, 101 

Emery of Huguenot Blood, 313 

English Wills, Withington's Abstracts of, SI, 

Extracts from the Diary of Moses Paine of 

Truro, Mass., 87 

Ferguson, Query, 351 
First Look of Rnynhnm Records, 15 
First Church of Rockingham, Vt., 135 
Pilch, Kli/ahnh, Query, 100 
Foster, (apt. Asa, Diary of, 183 
foster, Patience, Query, 222 
French, Query, 351 
Fuller, Query, 362 

Cage, Query, 225 

Cage and Allen, Reply, 351 

(iage, Kingsbury and, 200 

Gallop, .John of Taunton. Mass. ,8!) 

Garden, Rev. Alexander,' Letter from, 300 

Genealogical Gleanings anion a the Lnglish 

Archly. h, ISS,325 ' 

Allien., ISO 

Allen, ;:io, :»wi 

Benton, 175 

Bryant, 101 

r.uruhani, 102 

Clark, 384 

Curtis, 418 

Dunton, 286 

Gorham, 107 

Creen-lLtsey, 211 

liasey-Greeh, 211 

Hastings, 100 

Hoar, ll'.l 

Lowell, 315 

Mallorv, 320 

Mitchell, 351 

Nash, 404 

Norton, 2G ( J 

Oliver, 101 

Darker, 387 

Skinner, 113 

Weld, Ifi 

\Villson ) 351 

Woqdbridge, 101 
Genealogies in Preparation— 

Loud, 350 

Hoyden, 451 

Dei-ore.- 1, 350 

Durham, 152 

Genealogies in Preparation- 
Field, 10!) 

Goodale-Goodall-Goodull, 451 

Haley, 100 

Hammond, loo 

Hazen, 35«5 

llortou, 100 

Jameson, 357 

Jordan, 350 

Lassell, 226 

Neal, 10!) 

Parks, 350 

Piper, 10!) 

Poole, 220 

Bicker, loo 

Stebbins, 350 

Sweetser, 350 

Webster, 100 

Wigglesworth, 350 
Gilbert, Query, 150 
Gillette, Jonathan, Query, 222 
Gillpatrick Family, Notes on, 100 
Gleason, Isaac, Query, 222 
Glover, Note, 105 
Gorham Family, Notes on the Providence Line 

of the, 107 
Gottingen, American Doctorates at, 439 
Great Harrington, Mass., Inscriptions at, 00 
Green-Hasey, 211 

Guilford, Conn., Nicholas Munger of, 10 
Guthing or Gushing, Reply, 108 

Hale, Query, 224 

Hamlin, Reply, 225 

Hammond, Query, 107, 223 [288 

Hammond, John of Lavenhum, Suifolk, Eug., 

Hammond-Peach, Note, 101 

Harford, Hartford, Query, 354 

Harvey, Query, 100 

Hascy-Green, 211 

Haskell, Mary, Query, 222 

Hastings Family Record, 400 

Hayes, Query, 351, Hannah, Query, 222 

Hertfordshire Emigrants in 1030, Note, 352 

Historical Intelligence— 

Association for the Preservation of Vir- 
ginia Antiquities, 365 
Burton, 108 [366 

Connecticut Commission of Public Records, 
Dictionary of American Book Publishers, 

Harleian Society, The, 220 
Maryland Calendar of Wills, The, 451 
Musgrm e's Obituui \ , 151 
Weston, Hon. IVyroii, 355 
Williams, Robert of Roxbury, 220 
Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, 10S 

Historical Societies, Proceedings of — 

New-England Historic Genealogical, 100, 
220, 446 

Hoar, Leonard, Descendants of, 11!) 

llooke, Alderman Humphrey, Will of, 110 

Horsington, Query, 223 

Hoskins, Daniel, Query, 222 

Hovcy, Query, 353 

Howard, Hannah, Query, 222 

Howell, George Rogers, 135 

Hull, Query, 352 

Hunnewell, 110 

Hutchins, William, Query, 222 

Bookplate of J osiah Martin , following page 

Bookplate of Sir Henry Martin, following 

page 20 
Bookplate of William Martin, following 

page 26 
Seal of Dukes County, Mass., 170 
Title of Records of First Church of Rocking- 
ham, Vt., 108 
Autographs : 

Perry, Amos, 215 
Whiting, Samuel, 108 

Index of Subjects. 

Portraits : 

Johnson, Samuel, 11 

Howell, George Rogers, 135 

Martin, William, following page 26 

Martin, Mrs. William, following page 26 

Moselcy, Edward Strong, 377 

Perry, Amos, 215 
Tabular Pedigrees : 

Gorges, 102 

Penn, 325 
Inscriptions at Great Barrington, Mass., 60 

Jackson, Query, 224 
Jennings, Hannah, Query, 225 
Johnson, Samuel, 12 
Jones, Dorcas, Query, 222 
Jordan, Susanna, Query, 222 

Keith, George, Letter of, 425 

Kellogg, Query, 351 

King, Query, 353 

Kingsbury and Gage, 200 

Kittery, Remonstrance of Freeholders of, 444 

Knott, Query, 354 

Law ton, Query, 351 

Boucher. Jonathan, 32-38 

Cooper, Myles, 32 

Garden, Rev. Alexander, 31)0 

Irvine, Win. Ferguson, 340 

Keiih, George, 425 

Mitchell, J no. 267, 208, 422 

Trask, George Cecil, 282, 283 

Washington, George, 38, 207, 208, 422 

Wilcox, Daniel, Jr., 440 
List of Donors to the Library, xxxv 
List of the First Class of Settlers of Chester, 
Lunenburg Co., N. S., with their Families, 44 
Long Island, N. Y., Ancient Burial-Grounds 

of, 53, 203, 301, 427 
Lowden, Query, 105 
Lowell Pedigree, The, 315 

Maeclewain, Mary, Query, 222 

Maine, Defences of Houses in, 408 

Mallory, Peter, New Haven, Conn., 1644, and 

some of his Descendants, 320 
Manuscript Record of Joseph Bryant, 101 
Martin, Surah, Query, 222 

William, Esq., Representative from No. 
Yarmouth to the General Court of 
Massachusetts, 1702-6, 7, 27 
Mather, Rev. Richard, The Parents of, 348 

Johnson, Samuel; 11 

Howell, George Rogers, 135 

Perry, Amos, 215 

Moseley, Edward Strong, 377 
Memoirs of the New-England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society, xlviii 
Merrill, Nathaniel, Query, 222 
Merrills, Query, 353 

Military Services of the Osborne Family, 283 
Mitchell, Christopher of Kittery, Ale., 351 
Moore, Abigail, Query, 222 
Moseley, Edward .Strong, 377 
Moses, Query, 354 
Mower, Query, 224 
Munger, Nicholas of Guilford, Conn., and his 

Descendants, 40 
Muster Roll of Capt. Joseph Pray's Company, 

Nash, Francis, of Braintree, 404 
Newhull and Cook, Query, 107 
New Haven (Conn.) Potters, The, 20 
Newton, Llannah, Query, 222 
Nieholls, Query, 352 
Norton, Rev. John of Mlddletown, Reply, 451 

Thomas, Descendants of, 200 
Notes and Queries, 102, 222, 310, 417 
Notes concerning Roger Williams, 212 
Notes from Coventry, 182 
Notes on the Gillpatrick Family, 100 

Notes on the Providence Line of the Gorham 
Family, 167 

Notes on Usher Genealogy, 76 

Officers and Committees for the year 1000, vi 
Ollicers of the Society, v 

Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry, 70, 104 
Osborne Family, Military Services of the, 283 

Paine, Moses of Truro, Mass., Diary of, 87 

Parents of Rev. Richard Mather, The, 348 

Parents Wanted, Query, 107 

Parker, Nuhum, Descendants of, 3ti7 

Parmly, Query, 352 [202 

Passing into History [Edward Griflin Porter] , 

Patch and Woodbury, Query, 224 

Patchin, Query, 354 

Peach, Note, 104 

Pease, King, Query, 107 

Perkins, Query, 354 

Perry, Hon. Amos, LL.D., 245 

Sergeant Josiah, Orderly Book of, 70, 164 
Peter, Thomas of Saybrook and Mylor, 330 
Phillipps, Joshua, Query, 222 
Porter, Edward Griffin, Note, 202 
Portraits, see Illustrations. 
Post, Query, 351 

Potters, The New Haven, Conn., 20 [08 

Pray, Muster Roll of Capt. Joseph's Company, 
I'richard, Query, 351 
Pruddeu-Fiehl, Query, 107 

Rare Medal, A, Query, 105 

Raymond, Query, 106 

Raynham Records, First Book of, 15 

Recent Publications, 130, 241, 372, 460 

Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn., 80, 253 

Records of the First Church of Rockingham, 

Vt., 107, 280 
Records of the Original District of Carlisle, 

Mass., 50 
Remonstrance of Freeholders of Kittery to the 

General Court, 1784, 444 
Report of the Corresponding Secretary, xl 

Council, xxiv 

Historiographer, xlvi 

Librarian, xxxii 

Treasurer, xlii 

Trustees of the Kidder Fund, xlv 
Rev. Jacob Johnson's Pamphlet, Query, 106 
Rockingham, Vt., Records of First Church of, 

107, 280, 435 
Royce, Ruth, Query, 222 

Sage, Query, 352 

Savcry in Davis's "Ancient Landmarks of Ply- 
mouth," Note, 102 

Settlers of Chester, N. S.,44 

Seal of the County of Dukes, Mass. (Martha's 
Vineyard), 170 

Shaw, Catherine, Query, 222 

Shermans of Yaxley, Eug., Wills of the, 62, 152 

Sherwood, Ruth, Query, 223 

Skinner, Lieut. John, Reply, 150 

Richard of Marblehend, 413 

Smith, George, Query, 223 
llannah, Query, 223 

Societies and their Proceedings, N. E. H. G.,xxi 

Somers, Query, 225 

Spear, Query, 352 

Stoneham, Mass., Church Records, 302 

Stock bridge Indians in the American Revolu- 
tion, The, 102 

Stratton, Mary, Query, 225 

Slrengthlield, Lydia, Ancestry of, 309 

Strickland, Elizabeth, Query, 223 

Tabular Pedigrees, see Illustrations. 
Templar, Query, 351 
Terry, Note, 103 
Thomas, Qui ry, 107 
Reply, 226 
Thompson, Abigail, Query, 223 
Tobey, Query, 354 
Traske Family in England, The, 270 


Index of Subjects. 

Two Peaches of Marblehead, The, 27<i 
Two \Vingtield Entries, Note, 104 

Usher Genealogy, Notes on, 76 

Vines, Governor Richard, 140 

Washburn, Query, 354 

Washington, Lawrence, born in 1544, Note, 499 

Mitchell Letters, 260, 422 
Watertown Fidelity Men, 86 
Weaver, Query, 353 

Freeborn, Query, 353 
Weetamoe : A New-England Queen of the 

Seventeenth Century, 261 
Weld, Rev. Habijah of Attleboro, Mass., 442 
Wilcox, Daniel Jr., Letters of, 440 
Will of Alderman Humphrey Hooke, of Bristol, 

England, 410 
Woodbridge Record, 401 
White and Terry, Note, 103 
Wilkinson, Ruth, Query, 223 
Williams, Hester, Query, 223 

Roger, Notes concerning, 212 
Wills, Administrations and Abstracts— 
Alcott, William (1035), 218 
Ball, Edward (1030), 97 
Elizabeth (1049), 97 
Henry (1003), 97 
John (1038), 90 
John (1048), 90 
Benbowe, Thomas (1072-3), 194 
' Brewster, John (1010), 348 
Gamp, George (1006), 346 
Coiner, John (1089), 193 
Creilield, Edward (1094), l'J3 
Oriunwell, Elizabeth (1049), 347 
Davy, .John (It 49), 189 
Desborough, William (1048), 96 
Deward, John (1080), 190 
Pis-borough, John (1509), 95 
Disboroue, Jellry (1023), 95 
Disbroue, J nines (1038), 95 
Dudley, Miles (1597), 91 
Eastman, John (160«), 313 
Easton, Charles (1010), 310 
Ferae, James (10241-30), 193 
John (1019-20), 192 
(1038), 192 
(1080), 193 
Frost, Nicholas (1038), 344 

Roger (1073), I'll 
Gorges, Ann (1055), lyi 

Dame Kli/.abeth (1059), 191 
I . rdiiiaiulo (1001), 191 
John (1057), too 
llaiulyn, Uoberl (1010), 315 
Ilaniond, John (1551), 289 
llobson, St. John (1588), 342 
Hodges, IVter (1007), 195 
Hooke, Humphrey (1659), 410 
Hoptoii, William (1788), 196 
Huisman, Abraham (1748), 190 
Hulton, Nathaniell (1093), 194 
Hunt, Richard (1043-4), 210 
Hutchinson, Abraham (1087), 190 
Ingerson, .Mary (1643-4), 94 
Inkerson, Richard (1058), 343 
JazberiUg, Paul (1009), 317 
lving^bni'jy, Henry (1009), 200 
Leayes, Hifglie (1009), 190 
Lechford, sir Ricliard (1011), 215 
Lee, John (1092), 195 
Lctchford, Dame. Elianor (1012), 215 
Livernioiv, Henry (1049), 315 
Lowthropp, Marke ( 1000), 92 

Richard (1000), 93 
Mason, Hester ( 1702), 189 

llugli (1702), 189 
Master, Olille (1032), 91 
Mil. •hell, Christopher (1713), 351 
Odieme, Joane (1028-9), 218 
l.'age, William (1548), 289 
Pemberton, Joseph (1017), 214 
i'aule (1025), 105 
William (1010), 214 

Wills, Administrations and Abstracts- 
Fen, Christian (1030-31), 334 
Stephen (1693), 338 
Thomas (15.S8), 330 
(1017), 330 
Pene, Richard (1027), 336 
Penu, Anne (1040), 338 
George (1032), 334 
Henry (1032), 334 
(1032), 337 
Joane (1019), 330 
John (1587), 336 
Margaret (1081-2), 335 
Ralph (1040), 337 
Richard (1073), 335 
(1721), 339 
Robert (1011), 338 
(1038), 338 
Thomas (1048), 338 
(1700), 339 
William (1029), 336 
(1048), 338 
(1097), 338 
sir William (1070), 334 
Penne, Elizabeth (1005), 337 
John, (153b), 330 
(1550), 335 
(1500), 337 
Thomas (1665), 337 
William (1502), 333 
Pennington, Alice (1007), 342 
Peters, Thomas (1054), 339 
Pierman als. Piermaine, John (1709), 196 
Plomer, Richard (1584), 347 
Pond, John (1030), 348 
Rastell, John (1558), 334 
Ruggles, John (1044), 219 
St. John, Sir Oliver (1030-31), 341 
Sayer, Godley (1010), 313 
Sessions, Alexander (1669), 260 
Sharman, Alexander (1035), 210 
Sherman, Authonie (1583), 157 
Anthony (1583), 05 
Faith (1007), 05 
Francis (1005), 05, 101 
Henry (1500), 01 
Janus (1577), 150 
John (1504), 00, 152 
(1587), 04, 100 
(1580), 08 
Nicholas (1020-1), 05, 101 
Richard (1587), 03, 100 
Unbolt (1576), 05, 157 
Thomas (1551), 02, 153 

(1591), 05 
William (1583), 01, 08, 158 
Sibthorp, Robert (1045-0), 344 
Smith, Margaret (1020), 218 

Peter, (1500), 345 
Snelling, Joane (1051), 07 
Stace, Nymphas (1668-9), 346 
Stockton, Owen, (1080), 188 
Stokes, Phillipp (1588), 218 
Sutton, Samuell (1037-8), 07 
Swanne, Scholastica (1034), 94 
Swelt, Joseph (1005), 100 

Traske, John (1574), 283 
(1032), 92 
William (15*9), 281 
Tucke, Christian, (1030-31), 334 
Vines, Richard (1051)', 148 * 
Willoughbye, Thomas (1590), 344 
WithiiiMton, Arllinre (1631), 93 

Nicholas (1023-1), 219 
Richard (1026), 219 
Woodman, Peter (1506), 345 
Woollcott, Roger (1015), 93 
Wills of the .Shermans of Yaxley in Sull'olk, 

England, 02 
Willson Family, Mote, 351 
Wilson, Hannah, Query, 223 
Williirifiton's Abstracts of English Wills, 91, 

211, 311 
Woodbury and Patch, Query, 224 
Wynian, Query, 354 

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JANUARY, 1900. 


lly tho ltCV. ICOWAKl) (i. 1'ORIKH, A.M. 

Samuel Johnson, a mciiibcr of this Society since 1870, was 
born on Somerset street, Boston, 20 March, 1826. lie was seventh 
in succession from James, who was admitted a freeman of Boston 
in 1636, Samuel Johnson, Sen., the father of our member, was 
born in Salem 12 March, 17D2; and the mother, Charlotte Abigail 
Howe, was born in Brookiield 18 January, 1807. 

Samuel Johnson, Jr., was the oldest son in a family of seven 

i children, and a twin-brother of Charlotte, who married the late Be v. 

| James Howard Means, D.D., the esteemed successor of the Rev. 

Dr. Codman of Dorchester. The home which our friend knew un- 
til he was eight years old, was in Milton Place, off Federal street, 
then a fine residence section. Afterward the family lived on Frank- 

I lin Place until 1850, when the growth of business invaded that 

beautiful precinct. 

" Sam," as he was commonly called by his friends, was sent to a 

boarding-school at Sandwich, kept by Captain Joseph \\ r ing, while 

the twin-sister was placed at a <nrls' school in the same town. His 
I. , ...... 

\ studies were continued at Chauncy-llall School in Boston until the 

age of sixteen, when his father surprised him one evening by telling 

I him he must be ready to go into a store the next day. So the boy 

VOL. LIV. 2 



12 Samuel Johnson, A.M. [Jan. 

took leave of his teacher, Mr. Thayer, and entered upon the new 
career which naturally appealed to his youthful ambition. He had 
to begin at the bottom of the ladder, and go to the store of Ilovey, 
Williams & Co., an importing and jobbing house, then on Water 
street, as early as six o'clock in the morning, to attend to the sweep- 
ing and dusting and making the fires, and then return home for his 
breakfast. He never regretted the drill which this experience gave 
him at the start, for it developed those qualities of order, industry 
and alertness which are so essential in a mercantile life. 

In 1846 the firm moved to Winter street and formed a connec- 
tion with John Chandler and Richard C. Greenleaf, who had been 
in the retail trade. A little later Washington Williams withdrew 
and Chandler took the old Central Church building, and the new 
firm assumed the name of C. F. Hovey & Co., which it bears to 
this day. Mr. Johnson became a partner about the same time, 
1850, with Mr. Henry Woods and Mr. William Endicott, Jr., both 
of whom survive him in this long and honorable connection. Mr. 
Ilovey, a native of Brookfield, died in 1859 at the age of fifty-two, 
and Mr. Greenleaf died in 1887. The firm moved to its present 
location in Summer street in 1851. 

For several years Mr. Johnson attended to the foreign depart- 
ment of the business, and made many trips to England, Paris, 
Lyons, Switzerland and Germany, acquiring a large personal ac- 
quaintance with men and methods, which proved to be a practical 
advantage to the house. He was accustomed to give his close at- 
tention to the matter of purchasing, and when he had reached a de- 
cision he would abide by it without wavering. This saved him a 
good deal of worry. He often said that a business man could not 
afford to hesitate after once making up his mind. While in Europe 
he was scrupulous in the use of his time, rarely visiting places of 
entertainment or indulging in late hours, as many of his companions 
were in the habit of doing. As a result he was always fresh and 
ready 1'or his work. 

Our friend was naturally of a quiet and amiable disposition and 

1900.] Samuel Johnson, A.M. 13 

inclined to make the best of everything. In hard times, when most 
men were depressed, he was calm and even cheerful ; and this was 
not owing to indifference but to a well-balanced mind, to an un- 
usually even and philosophic temper, which itself was worth a for- 
tune to him. To this was added his strong, confiding Christian 
faith, which steadily grew with his years and seemed never to for- 
sake him. The man who can carry such sunlight and equipoise 
with him into all the relations of life is a tower of strength to his 
family, his partners, his friends. As we look upon the familiar face 
which accompanies this sketch, we see the features which reveal the 
character — dignity, strength, refinement, kindness, patience, humor, 
all are there. Nothing is concealed. The soul shines through, and 
we arc drawn to it instinctively for fellowship and support. Would 
that this type of manhood might find more frequent illustrations 
among us. 

We are not surprised to find that the services of such a man were 
in great demand outside of his regular business ; and happily Mr. 
Johnson was in such a position that he could give valuable counsel 
and assistance to a great many people. As a trustee of several of 
our largest estates, as well as of many smaller ones from which he 
often received no remuneration, he found a most useful and benefi- 
cent field for the exercise of his sound judgment and his unswerving 
integrity, lie was also connected with many institutions of a finan- 
cial, charitable and educational character, such as the Provident In- 
stitution for Savings, the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance 
Company, the Webster National Bank, the Y. M. C. A., the In- 
stitute of Technology, Whcaton Seminary, the Bible Society, the 
Boston Dispensary and the Home for Aged AVomen. He was presi- 
dent of the American Congregational Association ; and the last pub- 
lic service of his life was in presiding at the dedication of the new 
Congregational Building on Beacon street. He was one of the 
founders of the Congregational Club, a member of the Bostonian 
Society and an active participant in the meetings of the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts. 



14 Samuel Johnson, A.M. [Jan. 

But it was in his connection with the Old South Church that Mr. 
Johnson found his most important and congenial work. For many 
years he was regarded as its foremost representative. During the 
trying period of the change of location, he was the guiding spirit of 
the majority; and although he encountered much criticism from 
certain quarters, his motives were never questioned, and lie had the 
satisfaction of seeing the ancient church, for which he struggled, 
strongly established in its new home and doing its spiritual and 
philanthropic work on a larger scale than ever. 

As a contributor to various charitable objects Mr. Johnson was 
widely known. The missionary societies found in him an intelli- 
gent and generous giver. The presidents of western colleges rarely 
came to Boston without calling upon him, and it is but fair to say 
that they seldom went away empty-handed. lie received them 
kindly, even when absorbed in other engagements. Hospitality 
was a characteristic trait of his life. lie was one of the first to re- 
side on Commonwealth avenue, and his home at No. 7 was always 
dear to him — so much so indeed that he never could be persuaded 
to belong to many clubs, and he seldom went out evenings. His 
honorary degree of Master of Arts was conferred by Williams Col- 
lege in 1897, a just recognition of his eminent public service. 

For twenty-live summers in succession our associate lived at 
Nahant, where lie found needed rest on land and water, and where 
at last, on the thirteenth of August, 1899, he peacefully surrendered 
the burden of this mortal life at the ripe age of seventy-three. 

Mr. Johnson was married 29th March, 1859, to Mary, daughter 
of Deacon Charles and Mary Abigail (Noble) Stoddard of Boston. 
Mrs. Johnson died 3 February, 1891. A memorial tribute to her, 
entitled "A Silver Cord Loosed," is in the Society's library, as 
well as a printed sermon by Dr. Gordon in memory of Air. John- 
son's mother, who died April 3, 1888 ; and another sermon, just 
received, delineating the characteristic traits of our deceased friend. 
Air. Johnson left two sons, Wolcott Howe Johnson and Arthur 
Stoddard Johnson, who with their families reside in this city. 

1900.] First Book ofRaynham Records. 15 


Froni a co])}' in the possession of this Society. 
[Continued from Volume 53, page 439.] 

[Page 33.] 
1739 Dec 12 b. A bio-ail dau. of John Tuell & Abigail his wife 

[Paige 34.] 
1740 May 19 b Wealthy dau. Israel Washburn & Leah his wife & 

d. Aug 23, 1747 
1741/2 Mar 19 b. Mary dau. Do. & Do. — & d. Aug 1 G. 1747 
1744 dune 8 b. Israel sou Do. & Do. — & d Aug 24, 1747 
1749 Nov 20 b: Leah dau Do & Do 
1752 Auo- 8 b. Olive dau Do & Do 

1735 dany 30 1). Israel sou Do & Do 

1759 dune 10 b. Nehemiah, " Do & li 
1701 Sept 29 U Setli 


1704 May M b Oliver " " 

1785 ]\leh 27 b, John G. Dean son of Joseph Dean & Polly his wife 

1790 Sept 25 b Polly Dean dau Do. & Do. m. Abiezer Dean 

1802 June 25 b. Joseph Augustus Dean son Do & \)o 

[Page 35.] 

1780* Mar 4 b Hannah dau. Ephraim Wilbore & Hannah his wife 

1780* Oct 1 b. Patience dau Do. & Do. 

1788 duly 17 b. Reuben son Do. & Do 

1790 dune 24 b. Versina dau Do & Do 

1784 Nov 4 b. Elijah son of Ebenezer Wilbur & Elizabeth his 

wife & d. Sept 13, 1785 

1780 duly 3 b. Elizabeth dau. Do & Do. 

1788 May 12 b Ebenezer son Do & Do. 

1790 Api 21 b. Reiiel son Do & Do. 

1792 Aug 31 b. Ziba son Do & Do. 

1795 Feb 22 b. Susannah dau Do & Do. 

1799 Mch 24 b. Bathsheba 

[Page 30!] 

1731 June 27 b. David White son of John White & Elizabeth his 

" The Pev (l Mr. John Wales & Mrs. Hazadiah Leonard were married 
November the 8 th 1733 by the Rev d Mr. Clap," 

1732 Nov. 10 b. Lydia dau. Samuel White & Susannah his wife 
1734 Aug. ](> b. Joint '.son Rev 11 Mr. 'John Wales & lla/adiah his 

1734 June 20 m. Stephen Wood & Remember Hodges by Wales 
1730 Sept. 12 b. Prudence dau. Hev' 1 Mr. John Wales & 1 Ia/adiah 

his wife* Sunday 
[* Query ? W. R. D.] 



1G First Dooh of llaynhum Records. [Jan. 

1735 May 8 m. Thomas White of Taunton & Sarah 

Brejttun of R. by Wales 

1786/7 Jany 18 in. Timothy Williams of Taunton & Eliza- 
beth Brettun of R. by Do. 

[Page 37.] 
1724 Aug. 16 b. Mary dau Shadmch Wilbore Jun r & Anna his wife 

1782 May 6 b. ^ hadracl1 1 twins, son & dau. Do & Do 
J Anna J 

1787 July 7 (1. Anna Wilbore wife of the above Shadrach Wil- 

bore Jr. 

1788 Dec 7 b. Mary Wales dan. Rev' 1 . Mr. John Wales & Ilaza- 

diah his wife 
1740/1 Jany 17 b. Nath 1 . Wales son Do. & Do. 

1738 Sept 12 b. Mary dau. Nath 1 . Williams & Mary his wife 

1739 June 27 b. Edmund son of Edmund Williams & Lydia his 

wife Wed 8i o'clk A.M. 
" Oct. 13 d. John White son John & Elizabeth W. in 14 th year 

of aire 

[Page 38.] 
1737 Nov 6 m. Edmund Williams & Lydia Crane by Wales 

1741 May 8 b. Lydia dau Edmund & Lydia Williams \ before 3 

Friday morning 

1742 Feb 13 b. Jason son ^Do & Do. — Sunday 

1743 July 1 b. Elkanah son Rev tl Mr. John Wales & Hazadiah 

his wife 

1744 Feb 6 b Anne dau Edmund & Lydia Williams 40 min. past 

9 o'clk A.M. 

[& (p. 53) d. 4 Sept 17G3 Sunday £ past 2 P.M. 
aged 18 yrs 16 m. 26 d.] 
1789 Nov 8 m. Shadrach Wilbore Jr. & Mehitable White both of 

R. by Wales 
1742 Aug 26 m. Simeon Williams of Easton & Zipporah Crane of 

R. by Wales 
1742/3 Feb 18 m. Seth White of Norton & Naomi White of R. by 

1744 May 30 m. Abijah Wilbore & Phebe White both of R. by 


[Page 39.] 

179G Dec 17 b. Polly White dau. Elijah White Jun r . & Mary his 

W i i e 

1799 June 22 b Rlioda White 2< l dau Do. & Do. 

1800 I\lch 13 h. Eliza White 3 d dau Do & Do 
1802 Mch 8 I). Elijah While son — Do & Do 
1804 June 11 b Adeline White dau — Do & Do. 
1808 Sept 20 b. Elijah White son — Do & Do 

1798 July I b. Asa. son of Zadock Prcsho & Orphah his wife 

1791 July 24 l>. Laura dan Do. & Do. 

1795 Sept 4 b. James son Do. & Do. 

1797 Jany 19 b. Sullivan son Do. & Do. 

1798 Nov 14 b. Ebenezer sou Do. & Do. 



1900.] First Booh of llaynham Records, 17 





Ezra — son 


& Do. 





Daniel son 


& Do. 





Ruth Forbes dau 


& Do. 





Almifa dau 


& Do. 





Isaac — son 


& Do 





William Henry son 


& Do 





Zadock — son 


& Do 

[Page 40.] 
1738 Nov 10 b. Phebe* dau Zephaniah & Hannah Leonard Frid. 

& d Nov 9,. 1739 
Abigail* dau Do. & Do. 
Prudence dau Do. & Do. Monday abt. 11 

o'clk at night N.B. She was his 2' 1 child of 

that name. She d. June 12. 1752 Monday 
Paul son of Tho s . & Sarah Leonard Monday 
Caroline dau Do & Do do. 

David Simeon & Thankful Shelly by "Wales 
Jonathan son of Samuel Leonard Jr. & Abigail his 

wife Tnes. & d Oct. 18, 1737, Tnes. 

















































[Page 41.] 
Phebe dau. Thomas & Sarah Leonard Tuesday 8 

Abigail dau. Capt Zephaniah Leonard & Hannah 

his wife — The 2 tl dau of that name 
Samuel Leonard Esq. of Raynham on Satterday a 

little after Sunset aged 71 years 2 mo & 12 days. 
James Leonard of Taunton & Mary Dean of R. 

by Wales 
Bethiah dau. Samuel Leonard Jr. & Abigail wife 

— Frid. 
Nathaniel son Do. & Do. — Tuesday 8 o'clk M. 

; [Page 42.] 
Children of Zephaniah Leonard & Hannah his wife viz. 
1711 Aug 3 b. Appollos — Friday 

17-I0 July 1G b. Phebe— Wed. & d. June 17. 1752 Wed. 
1718 Apl 8 b. Silas — Frid. & d. May 15. 1752 Frid. 

1750 July 7 b Ezra son of Josiah Leonard & Hannah his wife 
1711 May 4 m. Philip Leonard .& Lydia Chase both 

of II. by Wales 

1713 Nov 1 m. Nicholas Leonard of 11. & Hannah 

Stimpxon of Taunton by Do. 

1746/7 Mch 4 m. Josiah Leonard & Hannah Campbell 

both of II. by Do. 

1747 Nov 23 b. Josiah son of Josiah Leonard & Hannah his wife 

Josiah Leonard Jr. dyed Nov 13. 1777 
1718 Sept 19 d. at Boston about .ft o'clk A.M. Mary Leonard the 

daughter of Maj. Zephaniah Leonard & Hannah 

his wile, aged 22 years wanting 3 days & was 

brot. to lvaynham and Interred there Sept. 21, 

* Both huried in the same grave. 

18 First Book of Raynh'ttm Records. [Jan. 

[Page 43.] 
Samuel Leonard y°. 2' 1 . Esq. Deceased December 21. 1749 & Nathan 
his son deceased Feb 1 6 th 1749/50 & Samuel Leonard the 3' 1 his son de- 
ceased rJuly 11, 1750 

1750 Dec. G b. Samuel son Zephaniah Leonard & Hannah his 

wife — Thurs. 

1749 Feb 15 b. Ephraim son of Edmund Leonard & Mary his 


1751 Mch 31 b. Dorcas dau. Do & Do. & d. Nov 14, 1752 N. S. 

aired 12 yrs 7 m. 3 d. 

1752 May 5 b. Seth son — Do & Do. 
1754 Apl 3 b. Simeon son — Do & Do 
1759 May 30 b. Solomon son — Do & Do. 

Children of Philip Leonard & Lydia his wife 

1742 Feb 14 b. Judith 

1743 Aug. 14 b. Philip 
1714 Jany 12 b. Lydia 

1743 July 10 b. David [Qu. 1745? J. D.~\ 
1747 July 28 b. Rebeckah 
1749 June 21 b. Reuben 

[Page 44.] 
1753 Jany 15 d Sarah wife of Thomas Leonard 3 d . 
1703 Feb 24 m. Ebenezer Stetson of Dighton & Anna Leonard of 

R. by Wales 
1774 July 1 d. Mr. Thomas Leonard 

Rhoda dau. of Libeus Shelly & Bethany his wife 
Lot son Do & Phebe his wife 

Green " Do & Do. 

Pliebe dau Do. & Do. 

Polly " Do. & Do. 

Libeus son Do. & Do. 

























[Page 45.] 

1740 Apl 3 m. Philip Hall & lluldah Leonard by Wales 

1740/41 Jany 18 b. Huldah dau Philip Hall & Huldah his wife 

1741 Dec. 26 b. Noah son John Hall & Hannah his wife — Satur- 

John Hall the son of Jonathan Hall & Sarah his first wife (whose 
maiden name was Sarah Ockington) Dyed in the battle of the seige at Cape 
Breton on May 20. 1745 in attacking the Island Battery 
1744 Dec 20 m. Amos Hall & Abigail Blake both of R. by Wales 
1742/3 Feby 4 b Silas son of Jonathan Hall Jr. & Lydia his wife — 

1744/5 Mar 20 b. Prudence dau Do. & Do. — Wednesday 

[sec death p. 16 w. n. n.] 

1747 Oct 21 b. Lydia " Do & Do. ■ 

1750 Aug 14 b Jemima " Do & Do 




1900.] First Booh ofRaynham Uncords. 19 


Jonathan Hall the 1 st . of Raynham Deceased April 19. 1750 
Said Hall's 2' 1 wife died July 175 1 
1727 July 9 b. Brian son of John Hall B' 1 of Taunton & Mary his 


1752 June 21 d. Prudence dau Dea. Jona. Hall & Lydia his wife 

1753 June 10 b. Jonathan son of Jonathan Hall & Lydia his wife 

1755 Nov 12 b. Hezeldah son of Dea. Jona Hall & Do Wed 
1757 Dee 2-'} b. Obed son Do & Do 

1757 Nov 27 b Mary dau. Abel ttayward & Mary his wife 
1765 Feb 11 1). Charlotte, 2'" 1 . dau Do & Do 

[Page -17.] 
1775 Oct 29 d. Nehemiah Hall, 70 years 9 mos & 3 days old 

Children of Dea. Jonathan Hall & Lydia his wife, viz. 
1759 Dee 25 b. Eheilezer 
1702 June 6 b. Abigail & d. Apl 3. 1705 

1704 Apl 20 in. Dea' .Jonathan Hall & Hannah Hall 

1705 May 17 b. Linus their son 

1777 Mch 4 b. Lois dau. Hezekiah Hall & Sarah his wife 

1779 Jany 24 b. Bezer son Do. & Do. & d. Aug 5. 1780 

1781 June 20 b. Eliphaletson Do. & Do — born in Lridge- 

1783 July 30 b Adrastus son Do. & Do. 
1786 Apl 3 b. Bezer son Do & Do 

[Page 48.] 
1743 Aug 5 b. Annie dau. Gabriel & Phebe Crofsman 

1744/5 Jany 18 in. Onesiinus Campbell of Raynham & Alliee Rich- 
mond of Taunton by Sam 1 . Leonard dr. J: P. 
1739 Nov 8 m. Nehemiah Campbell & Jemima Leonard both of 

IX. by Wales 
13 b. Joanna dau. Thomas Grossman a- Joanna, his wife 
28 b. Alliee dau. Do. & Do 

12 b. Thomas son Do. & Do 

b Elizabeth dau. Do. <Sc Do. 

1 b Seth son Gabriel Grossman & Phebe his wife 
7 b Hannah dau. Do. & Do. 

25 b. Gabriel son Do. & Do. 





17 11 










[Page 49.] 

1730 Dec 28 b. Hannah dau. Stephen Dean & Hannah his wife & 

d. Jany 8 173(5 

1747 Apl 30 b Stephen 'son. Do. & Do. 

1749 Oct 19 d. Stephen Dean y e . father of the above named child- 

ren, aged D t/rs 2 Or/. 

1762 July 3 d. Sophia Dean widow of FJijah Dean 

Children of Stephen Dean & Hannah his wife 
1768 Feb 22 b. Zoheth — Monday — 1st son 

20 The New Haven rotters. [J an, 


May 21 b. 

Cassandra — Do — 1st dau. 


Oct 19 b. 

Stephen — Tuesday — 2 (l . son 


June G b. 

Arnold — Thursday — 3 d . son 

[Page 50.] 
Children of Samuel Leonard & Anna his wife 


Mch 4 b. 



Aug 2G b. 



Feb 22 b. 



Aug. 14 b. 



July 31 b. 



Oct 4 b. 



Nov 2G b. 



Feb. 17 b. 


Rec d Oct 13. 1801 

Children < 

of Simeon Leonard & Keziah his wife 


Dec 1 b. 

Demas [guess a daughter, w. R. d.] 


Sept 1 4 b. 

Marshall — sou 


Nov 7 b. 

Arnold — do. 


July 20 b. 



July 4 b. 



Mch 1 b. 
Children of ( 


[Page 51.] 
}apt. Joshua Leonard & Hannah his wife 


June 25 b. 

Joshua — 1st son 


Sept 8 b. 

Hannah — 1st dau 


Mch 11 b. 

Silas — 2 d . son 


Aug 29 b 

Mary — 2 d . dau 



Feb 12 b. 
Aug 29 b 

Peyton Randolph — 3 d . son 
Isaac 4 th son 

[To be continued.] 


By James Shepard, of New Britain, Conn. 

1. Hannah [Potter] Beeciier was the mother of the New Haven 
Potters, who appeared early in New Haven as a widow with sons: i. John, 
ii. William and iii. Isaac Beecher, the ancestor of Rev. Henry Ward 
Beecher. Her hist husband, Potter, died in England, where she married 
a M r. Beerher. 

It is generally supposed that her husband was John Beecher, one of the 
seven whom Eaton sent to New Haven in advance of the colony and who 
died before the colony arrived. She has been considered to be the mother 
of Isaac Beecher, for she calls him her son in her will and gave him one- 
third of her property ; but recent investigations, it is claimed, show con- 
clusively that Isaac was only a step-son, the son of her second husband by 
a Cornier wile. 

There was in New Haven, says G. F. Tuttle, as early as 1(511, a widow 
Hannah Totter, known as widow Potter the midwife. In 1643 she had 




The Neiu Haven Potters. 


two persons in the family, thirty pounds estate and twenty and one quar- 
ter acres of land. She is euUed "sistur I.'otter the midwife," in seating tho 
meeting house in 1616. She is supposed to have been akin to the other 

Potters, but there is no record to show it. She has often been confounded 
with the widow Hannah Beecher, but the records clearly show that they 
were two different persons. 

The will of Hannah Beecher was proved April 5, 1659, and is recorded 
in first part, vol. i., p. 80, of New Haven Probate Records, as follows: 

"I Hannah Beecher of Now Haven; expecting my great change do make 
this my last will and testament, I bequeath my soul unto the hands of my 
Lord Jesus Christ by whose meritt 1 hope to be saved and my body to be 
hurried at the discretion of my Son William Potter my Executor. And 
for my worldly goods J give unto* John Potter my Grand child twenty 
shillings and to Hannah Blackly, my Grand child, wife to Samuel Blackly, 
twenty shillings, And to Samuel Potter my Grand child twenty shillings 
to be paid to them within three months after my decease. And for the 
rest of my estate I give one third part to my son Isaac Beecher and two 
thirds to my eldest son William Potter, making him my Executor, desiring 
him to be as a father to his younger brother and his children. And in 
dividing my goods my will is that my son William should have my feather 
bed with that belongeth to it, unto his part and that the rest be divided at 
the discretion of my Overseers with the assistance of Sister Wakeman and 
sister Rutherford and I desire my loving freinds Mr. Mathew Gilbert and 
John Wakeman to be overseers of this my last will whereunto I have set 
my hand this 13th day of June, Anno 1G57. 

Mathew Gilbert, 
John Wakeman, 
Sarah Rutherford." 

Her children were : 
about 1608: died 1GG2. 

the mark of 
Hannah Bkciier. 

John Potter, died 1643. William Potter, born 

2. John 2 Potter (Hannah 1 Beecher,) was a freeman in New Haven 
in 1639, not admitted when the planters' covenant was first signed but 
expressed his consent to it and soon after subscribed to the agreement made 
in general town meeting, 1639, "thatt church members onely shall be free 
burgesses and they onely shall chuse among themselves magistrates and 

In 1643 he had four persons in the family, estate valued at twenty-five 
pounds, and had twenty-eight and three-quarter's acres of land. Tut tie 
says that he died in 1643. The 'name of John Potter's widow was Eliza- 
beth. In June, 1646, one Mrs. Brewster was before the court for slan ler- 
ing many persons one of whom was William Preston. She also slandered 
widow Potter (of John), and Edward Parker. For some reason, not 
stated, the elders, &c.., did not approve of Edward Parker and requested 
Mrs. Potter not to receive his attentions. The result was that Mrs. Potter 
was excommunicated and Mrs. Brewster said that " Mrs. Potter would not 
join the church because she would not give up Edward Parker." She 
married Edward Parker about this time, for in July, 1646, u Edward Par- 
ker and his wife presented their desires to the Court to invest John Potter's 
two sons in the right of their father's land and house and declared them- 
selves willing to bestow a heifer of a year old on Hannah and deliver it 

presently for her use and so to be improved as stock for her 

per a 

22 The New Haven Potters. [Jan. 

particular writing in the hand of the secrettarie, made and signed by both 
of them before the governor, deputy governor and magistrates." 

In tlie same year " It was ordered with the consent of Edward Parker 
and his wife, that Jn°. Potter should be put an apprentice for ti years from 
the first of Aug. last unto Roger Allen for to learne his trade." 

In November, 1649, Edward Parker appeared in Court and "desired 
that he might be freed from his engagement concerning the house and lott 
which was John Potter's and is seenritie for the children's portions, for he 
is willing to leave it to the court to dispose of otherwise." 

In 1(550 William Potter was called before the court to account for a 
heifer he had of his kinswoman Hannah Potter. J Ie said he would give 
twenty shillings a year for her until his kinswoman was of age to receive 

After Edward Parker's death in 1002, his widow, Elizabeth, married 
Robert Rose of Branford, who died in 1665. Pose and his first wife were 
ancestors of the writer, and by this marriage he can say that he descended 
from both wives of Robert Rose. 

Widow Pose was probably a business woman, for her son John Potter, 
in his will, 1700, gives to his son Samuel "ye still that was my mother's." 
lie: also gives to the same son (he bedstead and little chair "that was his 
grandmother's," (widow Hannah Beecher's). Widow Elizabeth Rose made 
her will July 23, 1077, and died before signing it. The children agreed to 
abide by the will and later the court admitted the will to probate. Nothing 
is known against widow Elizabeth Rose, alias Parker, alias Potter, except 
her romantic attachment for Edward Parker, and nothing is known against 
Parker except that the elders for some unknown reason did not approve of 
him. The fact that her heirs agreed to stand by a void will is conclusive 
proof that she was a woman of merit and had the respect of her children, 
who were willing, even in property affairs, to abide by her wishes. She 
died July 28, 1077. Her will, recorded in vol. i., part first, p. 170, New 
Haven Probate Records, is as follows: 

" The last will of Elizabeth Rose widdow N. Haven deceased. 

Know all whom it may concern that I Elizabeth Pose of New Haven 
widdow being weak in body yet of competent sound understanding and 
memory doe, make and ordain this my hist will and testament in manner 
and form following; commuting my sonic into ye hands of Jesus Christ my 
redemer and my body to a. descent burial 1 according fo ye discretion of my 
executors hereafter to be named; I dispose of my outward estate as fol- 
lovveth. Imps. I doe give and bequeath unto my two sons John Potter and 
Samll. Potter twenty shillings a piece. Item. To my son John Parker 
my house he lives in with all my land and meadow and all the rights & 
priveledges thereunto belonging. Item, to my daughter Brooks twenty 
shillings. Item, to my daughter Hall my small bible, and to my daughter 
cooke my best sute of apparrell. Item, to all my grandchildren twelve 
pence a piece. Item. After all my debts & legacyes be paid and other 
necessary expenses discharged my will is that ye remainder of my estate be 
equally divided between my three daughters Mary, Hope, & Lydia. And 
I doc desire and appoint my two sous .John Rotter and John Parker joint 
Executors of lids my last will and testament and 1 doc allow them to have 
out of my estate (en shillings a piece lor (heir care and pay lies therein. 
And 1 doe hereby revoke all former wills and declare and publish ibis to 
bee mv last will and testament. In witness whereof 1 have hereunto sett 

1900.] The New Haven Potters, 23 

my hand and 8cal this three a "^ twentieth day of .J uly one thousand six 

hundred and seventy .seven. 11)77, binned and sealed in ye presence oi' 

but dyed before signing and .sealing." 

Tlie inventory of her estate amounted to £19. lis. O'Jd. 

The children pf John and L'lli/ahetli Potter, were: 

i. John, b. about His will, dated 171)6, calls him about seventy, 
m. 1st, Hannah Cooper, yvho d. June lo, lii7.">; in. 2d, Mary Russell, Dec. 
29, 1(579. lie d. Dee. 21, 1706. 

ii. Hannah, in. 1st, Samuel Blake>le\, Dee. o, 1 (*>,">() ; she in. 2d, Henry 
Brooks, Dee. 21, 1G76. Widow llannah Brooks d. Nov. 7, 172.J. Bnm- 
8011 in his history of Watei litiry hays, that Sauniel Blakesley's wife Han- 
nah was dan. of William Putter, but the will of Klizabeth Rose (who was 
formerly John Poller's wile), made July 2.5, l(i77, about six months after 
widow llannah Blakcaley m. Henry Brooks, names her "daughter Brooks," 
which conclusively proves that .she was the dan. of John and Elizabeth 

iii. Samuel, m. Annah, dau. of William Russell, Nov. 21, 1G70. 

Elizabeth Potter's Parker children were: 

iv. Mary Parker, bant. Aug. 27, 1018; m. John Hall of Wallingford, 
Conn., Doc. G, 1666. 

v. John Parker, bapt. Oct. 8, 1018; in. Hannah Bassett, Nov. 8, 1670. 

vi. Hope Parker, b. April 26, bapt. May 2G, lCoO; m. Samuel Cook of 
Wallingford, Conn., .May 2, Hiti7. 

vii. Lydia Parker, b. April 11, 16o2; in. John Thomas, Jan. 12, 1G71. 

3. William- PoTTKit (//<i/ihh/< 1 fieecher), Savage says of Watertown, 
Mass., probably came in the Abigal from London, in 1635, aged 27, with 
wife Frances, aged 21), and child .Joseph, aged twenty weeks. He removed 
to New Haven and with his brother John signed the agreement in general 
town meeting, Ki.'iO. "In 1613 brother Potter was fined one shilling for 
coining late last iravniug day," and again was lined lor defective arms. 
lie took the oath of allegiance with others in Hi 11. 

In Kilo Brother Putter (William) made an oiler, " to carry every man's 
grist from their hovves to the mill & bring it back again e to their howes for 
2d pr. bushed." 

His name appears in the seating of the meeting house in IG-16, and in 
1647 he was one of the Pence viewers for the farms this side of East River. 

In Oct. p-, hi 17, it is recorded, that Mr. Kvance hath sold to Win. Pot- 
ter 27 and a half acres of meadow as it coineth to him in the towne books, 
and lyeth in tin- east meadows between Mr. Crayne and Bro. Punderson 
and 32 acres of upland. He was one of the appraisers on the estate of 
Richard Manstield in ltioii. His home lot t was on the west side of the 
Qliiiupuic River, near the present Cedar Hill railroad station. 

His will was made May PJ, 11)62, and is as follows: 

" William Potter disposes of his estate of outward things as followeth. 
After all Debts discharged my will is that. my wife should have her living 
out of the farms till my Sonne Nathanll, come to ye age of 21 years, then 
ye sd. Nathaniell is to possess ye sd. farms and all yt is upon it, if my wife 
continue a widdow my will is yt my Sonne Nathanll allow her a comforta- 
ble laving out of the same and if slice see cause to Dwell elsewhere my 
will is yt, my sonne Nathaniell allow her 12th a yeare. 

it; my will is yt my sonne Joseph should have 30th. payd him within 
yt term of six years after ye date hereof. 


The New Haven Potters. 



it; my will is yt my daughter Hope and my daughter Rebeckah shall 
have 20th. apiece payd yin when their mother sees good to pay it them. 
My will is that those Legasyes be payd out of the farms before it come into 
my sonnes Nathanll's hands. 

10. 3. M. 

Witnesses. William Peck. Richard Miles." 

Inventory filed Aug. 1. 1GG2. Amt. £190. 04. 00. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, b. in England, in 1635 ; m. Phebe . 

ii. Mary, bapt. in New Haven, Aug. 22, 1641 ; m. about 1657, Joseph 

iii. Sarah, bapt. Aug. 22, 1641, but was not a twin with Mary. She m. 
1st, Lieut. Robert Foote of Branford, Conn. ; 2d, Aaron Blakesley. 

iv. Hope, bapt. Oct. 3, 1641; m. Feb. 3, 1GG3, Daniel Robinson. Re- 
moved to New Jersey. 

v. Rebecca, bapt. 1643; m. Nov. 27, 1667, Thomas Adams. Removed 
to Cross wieks, N. J. 

vi. Nathaniel, bapt, Dee. 12, 1644; m. April 1, 1675, Elizabeth Howes, 

(H* these children, Mary and Sarah are not named in their father's will, 
but Sarah was living Aug. 23, 1706, when "Sarah Blakesley, alias Foote, 
alias Potter, daughter of AVilliam Potter," acknowledges on p. 130, vol. v., 
New Haven Land Records, the receipt of her full share iu her father's 

The following is the Potter record from vol. i., in the Registrar's Office, 

' Haven, C 

onn. : 

Potter Births. 



of Joseph 

born 8 Oct. 







26 May 






13 June 











26 June 







4 Aug. 







23 July 







25 Dee. 







1 Feb. 







16 Mar. 







3 June 







23 Sept. 







20 Feb. 







30 Aug. 







3 Oct. 







31 Oct. 







1 1 July 

1 684. 






8 Oct. 







1 Jan. 







1 Mar. 







1 Mar. 







1 Sept. 







4 Sept. 







15 July 





John Jun. 


14 July 





d a 


24 Sept. 



3 June 



15 Jan. 



15 Mar. 



2 Sept. 






19 May 



12 Dec. 



18 Sept. 



10 Nov. 



1 Mar. 




2G Nov. 



28 Aug. 



7 Nov. 



31 Jan. 




15 Sept. 



9 June 



9 Nov. 



28 July 



7 Jan. 




1 Jan. 




14 June 


1900.] The New Haven Potters. 25 

Gideon son of John Jan. 

Daniel " " John 

Joseph " " Joseph 

Elizabeth dan. " " 

John son " " 

Mary dan. " 

Enos son " John Jtin. 

Samuel " " Samuel 

Moses " " 

Aron " " " 

David " " 

Abigal dau. " " 

Hannah " " " 

Joel son " " 

Thomas " " Daniel 

Daniel " il 

Mehitabel dau. " " 

Natlian son " " 

Phinehas " " u 

Elam " " Daniel Jim. 

Meelii " «• Daniel Sen. 

llosea " il Daniel 61 East Haven " 29 Mar. 1735. 

Lois dau. " Daniel " 15 Dee. 1737. 

John .son ", John " 1 Apr. 1721. 

Abigal dau. " " " 26 Jan. 1723. 

Joel son " " "11 Apr. 1727. 

John <> "JohnJun. " 1(5 Nov. 1731. 

Thomas " " Jolin " 15 June 1733. 

Esther dau. " " " 8 Apr. 1735. 

Mary " « " " 2 Mar. 173G-7. 

Pliebe " 4 < " " 8 Oct. 1739. 

Mary & " " " 23 Sept. 1741. 

Phebe " " " " 8 Aug. 1743. 

Thankful " " " " 19 June 1745. 

Sibil « " " « 4 Nov. 17.17. 

John .son « *« " 29 Sept. 17 19. 

Job " « " " 2<> Nov. 1751. 

Mercy dau. " Stephen " 9 Sept. 1711. 

Stephen son " " " 18 Sept. 1714. 

Amo.s " " " " 29 Dee. 1715. 

Hannah dau. " " " 4 Apr. 1718. 

• loNcph son " Joseph Jun. " G Aug. 1730. 

Timothy " " " " " 12 l<Vb. J 731-2. 

Titus ' " " " " « 1 Apr. 1731. 

Philemon " " " " " 31 Mar. 1737. 

Uhoda dau. " James " 22 .Feb. 1730-1. 

Jonah son " " " 5 Feb. 1733-4, 

Sarah dau. " " " 19 Nov. 173G. 

Moses son "Aaron . " 8 Jan. 1740-1. 

Dorcas dau. " " " 4 Apr. 1743. 

Aaron sou " " " 1 July 1745. 

Lemuel " " " " 8 July 1717. 

Abigai dau." " changed to Esther " 13 May 1719. 


The JVew Haven Putters. 



dan. of Aaron 

born 29 No\ 

. 1750. 


" " James & Sarah 

" 13 Nov 

. 1742. 


son " David 

" 15 June 1749. 


ti a a 

" 10 June 1751. 


" " Enos & Abigal 

" 21 Nov 

. 1750. 


u u u a ti 

" 10 May 1752. 

Potter Marriages. 


& Samuel Blakesley 

m. 3 Dec. 



& Daniel Robinson 

m. 3 Feb. 



& Thomas Adams 

in. 27 Nov. 


Witl. lMiebo & John Rose Jan. 

in. Aug. 



& Annah Russell 

m. 21 Nov. 



& Elizabeth Howes 

m. 1 Apr. 



& Mary Russell 

m. 29 Dec. 


John Jun. 

& Elizabeth Holt 

m. 23 Feb. 



& Lidiah Thomas 

m. 19 Dee. 



& Abigal II ill 

in. 10 Jan. 



& Mary lvay 

m. 30 Mar. 

171 1. 


& Timothy Clark 

in. 31 Jan. 



& John Blakesley 

m. G Aug. 



& John Harrison 

m. 14 Apr. 



& James Todd 

m. 15 Get. 



& Thankful Bradley 

m. 11 Mar. 



& Hannah Hoolbrook by R. Newton m. 12 Sept. 



& Sarah Bradley 

m. 19 Mar. 



& James Tuttle 

m. 13 May 



& Esther Lines 

m. 4 Feb. 


Me icy 

& Isaac Turner Jun. 

in. 2 Aug. 



& Daniel Pardee 

m. 19 Dec. 



& Benjamin Beech 

m. 31 July 



& Stephen Ford 

in. 3 Jan. 



& Dorcas Munson 

m. 3 Apr. 



& David Munson 

m. 3 Apr. 



& Enos Talniadge 

m. 10 Dec. 


Daniel Jun. 

& Martha Ives 

m. 11 Mar. 

17 10-1. 

I hum. ill 

& Joseph Ball 

m. 11 Nov. 

17 12. 


&; Susannah Stacy 

m. 13 Get. 



& Sarah Gilbert 

m. 17 Nov. 



& James Gronniss 

in. 8 Jan. 



& Asa Ailing 

in. 7 Sept. 



& Abigal Browne 

Potter Deaths. 

in. 12 Apr. 


1 lannah dai 

. of John 

died 13 June 1 662. 

John son 

li u 

kk 10 A 

ug. 1664. 


" 17 A 

ug. 1GG9. 

Samuel son 

" John 

" JG N 

ov. 1GG9. 

4. U 

11 U 

" 1 J: 

in. 1G70. 


U it 


eb. 1671. 

Hannah wil 

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" 15 J i 

ine 1675. 

Edward sun 

" Mary (Russell) alias Potter 

M. lOd. 3 A 

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died 21 1) 

ec. 170G. 






1900.] William Martin, Esq. 27 


Representative from North Yarmouth to the Genkual Court 

Of MA'SjSA'eH'ii'SETT's, 1792-;"), 7. 
By Edward Payson Payson, of Boston, Mass. 

William Martin was a member of one of the naval families of England, 
whose eldest branch was lately represented by Admiral Sir William Fan- 
shawe Martin, G. C B., at his death the senior officer of the English Navy. 

Josiah Martin, of the County of Dublin, Ireland, is the first of the line in 
the pedigree reeorded in the Heralds College, London, by Sir II enry Martin 
in 1791. 

Samuel Martin, by this pedigree fourth in descent from Josiah, is des- 
cribed in u , Antigua and the Ant iguana " as "colonel in the arm)'. He 
immigrated to the West Indies and became proprietor of an estate at Sur- 
inam, at which colony, soon alter the Restoration, he swore to having been 
present at Charing Cross, London, when Charles, Prince of Wales, was 
proclaimed king under the title of Charles II., and when the proclamation 
was read commanding all per.-ons (hen in ojjic.e to continue so until further 
notice. This gentleman is said to have been, under the title of Sovereign, 
the chief magistrate of Belfast. It is supposed he died at Surinam previous 
to the removal of that colony to Antigua according to the terms of the treaty 
of Breda, in 1GG7, leaving one son, Samuel." 

According. to the pedigreein William Betham's " Baronetage of 1 804," 
Josiah, descended from Martin of Tours, a general in the army of William 
the. Conqueror, went with Viscount Chichester to Ireland in the reign of 
Chieon Ivlizabeth, and his descendant Col. George was elected '• Sovereign " 
of Belfast, June, Mill) ; his house was pillaged by the rebels, from whom he 
barely escaped ; his lands were conliscated ; and his eldest son, Samuel, was 
of Green Castle, Antigua. Many of the family papers are said to have been 
burnt at Belfast and Dublin. 

Samuel Martin, of the estate of Green Castle, Antigua, known as Major 
Martin, married Lydia, daughter of- the Hon. William Thomas, of Bristol, 
Knglaudi, and Antigua. She was a sister of Col. George Thomas, and her 
nephew Sir George Thomas was afterwards Governor o^i the Leeward 
Island-. Major Martin was Speaker of the Antigua House of Assembly, 
and was killed in an insurrection of his slaves at Green Castle, December 
25, 17()1. His widow, Lydia, married the Hon. Edward Byam, Governor 
of the Leeward Islands in 1707, whose first wife was Sarah, a granddaughter 
of ( iovernor .John Winthrop of Massachusetts. 

Major Martin's three sons were: 1, Samuel; 2, Josiah; 3, William 

1. Samuel, of Green Castle, born 1G91, died 177G, as eldest son inherited 
the bulk of the estate. ; was colonel in the army and Speaker of the Antigua 
House of Assembly l75J-Go. He married, first, Frances, daughter of the 
Hon. John Yeamans, Attorney-General of Antigua, and their only son was 
Samuel, of England, Secretary to the Treasury, under the administration of 
the Duke of Newcastle and Lord Bute, and M. L\ for Camel ford, who 
fought a duel with the notorious John Wilkes in 17G-'!. He married, 
second, Sarah, daughter of Lieut.-Gov. Wyke of MonUerrat, and their sons 
were : Henry, Comptroller of the English -Navy, created a baronet July 28, 
VOL. liv. 3 

28 William Martin, Esq. [Jan. 

1 7 i » 1 ; Lieut. -Col. Josiah, the last Royal Governor of North Carolina ; 
Col. Samuel, of the 1st Guards, killed near St. Sehastian ; and William 
Byam. Among his grandsons were William Byam Martin, Governor of 
Amboyna and afterwards of Delhi, Sir Henry William Martin and Ad- 
miral Sir Thomas Byam Martin ; and among his great-grandchildren, Sir 
Henry Martin, Sir Henry liyam Marlin, Vice- Admiral Royal Navy, K. C. 
P>., a naval ollieer of high note, who died at Genoa 1<S(15, and the late 
Admiral Sir William Eanshawc Martin, G. C. 1)., who succeeded his 
cousin, Sir Henry, in the baronetcy, died at the age of 94, March 21th, 
1895, and was succeeded by his ton, Sir Richard Byam Martin. 

Lieut.-Colonel Josiah was born before 1712. joined the mounted troop of 
gentlemen of Antigua in 175 1, and entered the army shortly after as 
Lieut.-Col. of the InSth Regiment, was appointed to a seat at the Council in 
17()C, which he resigned before 1770. In December, lie was gazetted as 
Governor of North Carolina, vice Wm. Tryon who became Governor of 
New York, and continued Governor until expelled at the time of the 
Revolution, lie married his cousin Elizabeth Mid died in I 7 <S (> in London. 

2. Josiah, of Antigua and Long Island, was born 1099 ; elected to the 
Assembly of Antigua 1727 ; resigned 17-'52 and visited Long Island ; sat 
at the Council Board of Antigua 1735 ; was Major of Militia 1710 and 
Lieutenant-Colonel 1745; President of the; Council 1736-8; granted a 
year's leave March 29, 1750 ; and afterwards lived at Long Island, near 
Far Rockaway, where he built a house called Rock Hall, still standing. 
He first married a Mrs. Chester. 

On May 8, 1735, at St. Paul, Antigua, he married Mary, daughter of 
William, a son of John Yeamans, Lieutenant-Governor of Antigua. 

In 1751 he subscribed 20 pounds for an additional gallery for St. 
George's Church. In 1757 until 17(51 or 17G2 he occupied various official 
positions under the Royal Governor of Xew York. 

'The records of St. George's parish, Hempstead, Long Island, show the 
following baptisms of his children : — 

" 17J2, March 25, Mary, daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth Martin." 

(Memorandum. The names are probably reversed, as Mary was the wife 
ami Elizabeth the daughter). 

" 17 10, Oct. 1 I, Samuel, son of Maj. Josiah and Mary Martin." 

Before entries of 1 7 15 : — 

" Samuel Alarlin and Alice Martin confirmed October 31." 

"1750, March 12, Rachel, daughter of Col. Josiah and Mrs. Mary 
Martin of Hempstead." 

l * 175 1, Jan 1, Frances, daughter of Josiah and Mary Martin." 

fck 1757, Sept. 8, William, sou of Josiah and Mary Martin." 

The Heralds College pedigree gives, also, a son, Charles Yeamans. 

The record of Josiah's death is : "Died November 21, 1778, at his seat 
at Rockaway, the Honorable Josiah Martin, aged 79." 

In Rev. Mr. Moore's "History of St. George's Church," he is confused 
with his nephew, Governor Josiah. The record of his wife's death is : 
" Mrs. Mary Martin of Ear Rockaway, August 30, 1805." 

Of his children,— 

i. Elizabeth married her cousin Lieut.-Col. Josiah, afterwards Governor 
of North Carolina ; and the St. George's parish records show the following 
baptisms of their children, viz. : 

" 17G2, April 19, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel" (Josiah) "and 
Elizabeth Martin." 



1900.] William Martin, Esq. 2!) 

" J708, March 10, Alice, daughter of Col. Josiah Martin and Mrs. 

Elizabeth Martin." 

"1771, June 21, Samuel George Thomas, son of Josiah Martin, Esq., 
Governor of North Carolina, and Elizabeth Martin." 

" 1775, Sept. 0, Augusta, daughter of His Excellency Josiah Martin, 
Esq., Governor of North Carolina, and Elizabeth Martin." 

From the Heralds College pedigree, it appears that " Elizabeth, dan. of 
Josiah Martin obt. at Long Island 1778, in. Josiah Martin late Governor 
of North Carolina and sometime Colonel in the army, obt. 13 April, 1780, 
and bur. at St. George, Hanover Sq." 

The son and three daughters of Gov. Martin were pensioned from the 
Exchequer £150, £50, £o(), £50, respectively, 1794, 1795, 1796. 

Vols. ix. and x. of the Colonial Records of North Carolina, now in 
print, contain quite fully the official papers connected with the administra- 
tion of Gov. Martin in North Carolina, and in reference to his expulsion. 

ii. Samuel became a physician at Ear Rockaway, some account of whom 
will be found in "Sabine's Loyalists." He was buried April 21, 1806. 
His will, probated Queen's County, Long Island, April 20, 1800, appointed 
his brother William and brother-in-law Tbomas Bannister executors ; gave 
his Long Island real estate to bis mother Mary for life, then to his sister 
Alice ; :tud bis money, b'ss legacies, and bis land in Antigua, except two 
lots at St. John's given to bis slaves, to bis brother William. Only Mr. 
Bannister qualified as executor. 

iii. Alice died unmarried ; buried at Hempstead, August 10, 1815. 

iv. Rachel married Thomas Bannister. 

v. Frances may have been the daughter who is said to have married a 
Major McNiel of the British Army. 

vi. William appears from the Heralds College pedigree to have been "a 
Captain in 00th Regt. foot, umnar. 1701," at which time he would have 
been thirty-four years of age, and Oliver's History Antigua, p. 211, says 
living 1802. 

vii. Charles Yeamans married, but died issueless. 

3. William Thomas, of Antigua' and of the parish of St. Edmund the 
King, London, was sent from Antigua to England and educated at Trinity 
College. Cambridge University. Record : 

"Jul, 27, 1717 Admisstis (Jul. Martin, Pens, annos natus 16, tilius 
Martin de Insula Antigua, e Scbola de Caddington in Com. Hartford sub 
proeeptore Mro. Biby. Mro. Pilgrim, Test." 

A letter from the Registry of the University shows that " William 
Thomas Martin matriculated as Pensioner from Trinity College 8 July, 

lie married — under a license issued from the Vicar General's office 22d 
July, 1728, for marriage of Wm. Tbomas Martin, Dr. of Physic — -Pene- 
lope, daughter of Samuel Clarke, whose wife was Sarah, widow of Thomas 
Howchiug, whose daughter Anne married Jonathan Bernard, whose chil- 
dren were Jonathan, Sarab, Anne, as appears from the will of Sarah 
Clarke, widow, dated 23d June, 1730, proved 8th July, 1730 (P. C. C. 110 
Derby), by her daughter Penelope Martin, widow, executrix. It is stated 
by his granddaughter, Penelope, that he was acquiring eminence in bis 
profession at London, wbeu failing health compelled bis return to Antigua, 
wberebedied : " 1735, May 11, Dr. William Thomas Martin." ( Burial' Re- 
cords Antigua.) Administration upon bis estate was granted to bis widow, 
Penelope, 1*. C. C, London, in July, 1735. 


30 William Martin, Esq. [Jan. 

William Martin, of London and Massachusetts, only son of Dr. William 
Thomas Martin, was born June 10, 1783, All Hallows Parish, Tower 
Hill, near London, lie was intended tor the university and then to follow 
his lather's profession, hut Dr. Martin's early death deranged this plan, 
and he was edneated nine years at St. Paul's Classical School, London. 
His- grandmother Lydia, by her will, proved March 2<S, 1747, provides : 
"My grandson, Win. Martin, son of my deceased son, Dr. Martin, having 
been left very ill provided for, I give for him all residue in trust at 1(5,- to 
my son Hand. Martin." Gov. Edward Byam, by his will dated Nov. 
20j 1734, proved 20 July, 1742, gives, "To my son-in-law, Major Josiah 
Martin, £10. To the 2 children of Dr. Wm. Thomas Martin tiu each. 
To my son-in-law, Col. Saml. Martin, £50." 

He was some time with a wholesale merchant, and later in business for 
himsell. lie married in 1702 Elizabeth, second daughter of Capt. Galpine 
and his wife Catherine, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Carter, and became a 
prosperous man of affairs in London, but later met with financial mis- 
fortune through indorsements, and, after conference with members of the 
family, came to America, with his wife and several children, in 1783, 
leaving a daughter Penelope and son William-Clarke, until 17 ( J0 to finish 
their education. For a time Mr. Martin engaged in a book business in 
Boston. He became a citizen by an act entitled " An Act for Naturalizing 
William Martin and Others " of the year 1 7«S7. In 1788 he removed to 
what is now Broad Cove, Cumberland, in the State of Maine, then North 
Yarmouth, Province of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 
house in which he resided was burned some years since. The elm trees 
planted by him are all that there remains in his memory. In 1700 he was 
nominated a candidate for Congress against George Thatcher and others. 
Prom 179-2 he represented North Yarmouth at Boston in '* The General 
Court," the Journals of which show that he was a member from 1702 
through 170o consecutively ; absent in 170(5 ; a member again in 1707, 
and received a leave of absence February 8, 1798. 

By its Journals, he served in 1702 on the committees on Mode of Choos- 
ing Federal Representatives ; on Banks ; on West Boston Bridge ; on 
Fisheries ; and voted kk No" on dividing district's for choice of Federal Re- 
presentatives. In 170.'), on committees with reference to paupers; on divi- 
sion of North Yarmouth ; on trial justices ; on New Hampshire Line. etc. 
In 1704, 170o, 1707 on committees on Rules and Orders ; on Fndowment 
of Portland Academv ; on Bounties, and on Excise Laws ; voting " No " 
on raising eight thousand pounds for erecting a building for the University 
at Cambridge ; and in 1707, on a committee on a bill additional to " An 
Act to Establish a College in the Town of Brunswick, in the District of 
Maine, within this Commonwealth." 

The bill establishing Bowdoin College was introduced November 22d, 
1 7 8 S , by the Justices of the Peace and Congregational Ministers of Cum- 
berland County, and was finally passed June 2 1, 1701, William Martin 
beiVig tiarned as a charter trustee. Upon (he original bill in the Massa- 
chusetts Archives is an inscription, apparently in his handwriting and 
signed by him: '"I also have no objection to Brunswick if the College 
cannot be at Poiilaiui." Upon the original subscription paper "William 
Martin appears as subscriber for lifty pounds, and it, is written upon 
this paper apparently while the location was in doubt: " Martin signed 
the paper on the representation of Mr. Petersham that the College was in 
contemplation of the Senate, to be placed back in the country on Andrew- 
scoggan Iviver, and no college was to be granted if the members from 

1900.] William Martin, Esq. 31 

Maine did not agree. As that representation was not the fact Martin 
expects his name may be cancelled." 

In December, 1794, lie was Chairman of the Legislative Committee, to 
locate the five townships granted by the Commonwealth to the College. 

Mr, Martin, Stephen Longfellow and John Dunlap were afterwards a 
committee to dispose of these wild lands — one of the most important fea- 
tures, at least financially, in the early history of the College ; and later 
review of these transactions is said to show that "much wisdom and good 
judgment was exercised." lie continued a trustee from 1794 to 1813, and 
was always deeply interested in the welfare of the College. Mr. Deane, 
in his " Diary " records : " July 9, 1801, College meeting, lodged at Mr. 
Martin's, North Yarmouth"; and 1802, "July 19, Rode to Brunswick 
with Mr. M. (William Martin)." 

In 1804 he removed to Portland, where, owing to financial matters, his 
accomplished daughter, Penelope, and her sisters, who had been, as she 
records, ''educated with far other views than those of instructing, or 
becoming subject to, the caprices of youth," had just established "the 
Misses Martin's School," some account of which may be read from the 
pen of the Rev. Edward C. Cutter in "The Christian Mirror" of Febru- 
ary 7th, I860, mentioned by Mr. W. Willis in the " Portland Transcript" 
of April 21, 18(')(), showing that in this institution the character, address, 
and education of Mr. Martin were of recognized value. His first service to 
his adopted country was as a legislator, and in the interests of education at 
Bowdoin College. His latest years were devoted to one of the earliest 
schools for ladies in which the cultivated Christian elegance of the Old 
World came to be taught in New England. He died 1814, June 15, aged 
81 years, and one of the last entries in "Smith & Dearie's Journal " is : 
"1,814, June IK, Esquire Martin's funeral." Mrs. Martin survived him, 
dying in 1829 at the age of 90. Dr. Cutter says of her : "Many still re- 
member the old lady as a model of refined Christian politeness. One of 
her oft-repeated sayings was : 'A mannerly saint is an ornament of grace.'" 

Their eldest son, William Clarke, never married) nor did any of their 

Their second son, Samuel, married Hannah, daughter of Colonel John 
Morrill of Limerick, Maine, and of their children Edward graduated at 
Bowdoin 18,'>f), but none married except Penelope-Ann, wife of the late 
Edward Payson, A. B., Bowdoin, 1832, eldest son of Rev. Dr. Edward 
Pay son of Portland, and Hannah, who married James W. Tobey. 

The third son, Nathaniel, married Rhoda, daughter of Erastus Foote of 
Camden, Maine ; and of their children, Edward-Byam married Sarah, 
daughter of Capt. Norris of Portland ; Erastus married Sarah, daughter 
of Mr. Dallam of St. Louis; and Emily married Henry Bennett of New 
York, sometime President of the American Bible Society. All of these 
married grandchildren are deceased, leaving descendants, but only one male 
descendant of the name. 

The accompanying miniatures of Mr. and Mrs. Martin were painted in 
London before their emigration. His book-plate, with the label on the 
mullet indicating the eldest son of a third son, and the book-plate of his 
uncle Josiah, show the arms borne by the family before 1791, viz. : " Gules 
a Clievron between three Crescents Argent"; which, by the confirmation 
of June IS, 1791, to Henry, comptroller of the Navy, afterwards Sir 
Henry, and to the other descendants of Samuel of Antigua, became "(Jules 
on a Chevron between three descents Argent an Anchor erect with a bit 
of Cable proper," crest unchanged, as shown in the accompanying copy. 


32 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [Jan. 


Contributed by Wohthingtox Cuauncey Fokd, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

(Concluded from vol. 53, page 42G.) 

Dr. Cooper to Custis. 

King's College, New York, 5 February, 1774. 
Dear Sir, 

I did myself the Pleasure of writing to Colo. Washington y e 10 th of 
last month, and promised, in that letter, to write to you, & send the state of 
your accounts, by the next week's post. 

My intention was good — but I could not act up to it, as the accounts 
could not so soon be collected. I have, now, I hope, got them all. I do 
not send them inclosed, on account of y e postage: but M r Harpur, who 
knows much more of Figures than myself, has taken the Trouble to digest 
them ; and in such a, manner as, 1 hope, will make them intelligible enough, 
to a person skilled in Business at least, however they might perplex one 
unused to such like Transactions; 

1 am apprehensive the sum of them rises higher than your expectation: 
I own it is higher, by much, than /supposed it would have been. Graham's 
Bill is an heavy one, but you best know what articles you had of him. I 
always heard him reckon'd a dear Fellow — as 1 once told you ; — whether 
he is honest or not, is another Question : But it is certain he is a violent 
presby Lerian. 

Von will, I hope, not take it merely as a compliment — to which kind of 
Business you know 1 am not much addicted — when I assure you of my 
being very sensibly affected upon your leaving this College. The Regard 
1 had conceived for you, from the Regularity of your Conduct, and the 
Goodness of your Disposition, could not possibly produce any other effect 
upon me. However, I doubt not, from y° ainiableuess of your Lady— that 
is or I .adi/that-is-to-bc's Deportment* Character, and Accomplishments, 
that sln ( will make you happy at home, which is more than most people, 1 
fear, find themselves to be abroad. 

Our good Governor is very much indisposed; &, I presume, will hasten 
away to England with all possible expedition. Miss Bell Auchmuty, I 
heai-, is on y e point of marriage, to a M 1 ' Burton, an English Gentleman of 
considerable Fortune, settled at Brunswick. This is all the news I 
recollect. Indeed, my Hands are so lull of Business since; M r Vardill's 
Departure, that I cannot, often stir abroad, add to which, that, for upwards 
of a week past, I have been much indisposed with a most violent cold, as 
not to be aide to leave oven my Boom. 

What is become of M. r Boucher ? 1 wrote to him, presently after my 
Return from Maryland ; but not oik; word have; I heard of him since. I 
hope you will not be so totally engaged, after marriage, as our Friend 
seems to have been. 

With my best, wishes for your Happiness, and my best Respects to Col 
Washington, whom, you know, I highly esteem, I am, dear Sir, c^c 

Milks Cooper. 


11)00.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 33 

Boucher to Washington. 

The Lodge, 6 August, 1775. 
Dear Sir, 

I thought it far from the least pleasing circumstance attending my re- 
nun al hither that it placed me in your immediate neighbourhood. For 
hjiving ni)\y been happy in your acquaintance several years, 1 could not 
help considering myself, nor indeed help hoping that I was considered by 
you, as an old friend ; and of course I counted oil our living together in the 
pleasing intercourse of giving and receiving the mutual good offices of 
neighbourhood and friendship. 

Thai things have turned out much otherwise I need not inform you. 
Moiiilied and grieved as 1 confess myself to be at this disappointment, I 
am by no means prepared to say that you are wholly to be blamed for it; 
nor, as 1 would fain hope you in your turn will own, is it entirely owing to 
any fault of mine. I can easily suppose at least that we neither of us think 
ourselves to blame ; and yet 1 cannot help thinking that had 1 been in 
your place V should, in this as well as in other things, have taken a differ- 
ent part from that which you have chosen. Permit me, sir, as one who 
was once your friend, and at any rate as one not likely to be soon trouble- 
some to you again in the same way, once more as a friend freely to expos- 
tulate with you. If I am still in the wrong, I am about to suffer such pun- 
ishment as might satisfy the malice of even the most vindictive enemy; and 
if you are wrong, as in some degree, I think you are, it is my duty frankly 
to tell you so, and yours to listen to me with patience. 

On the great points so long and so fruitlessly debated between us it is 
not my design now again to solicit your attention. We have now each of 
us taken and avowed our side, and with such ardour as becomes men who 
feel themselves to be in earnest in their convictions. That we should both 
be in the right is impossible, but that we both think we are we must in 
common candour allow. And this extreme difference of opinion between 
ourselves, when we have no grounds for charging each other with being 
influenced by any sinister or unworthy motives, should teach us no less 
candour in judging of and dealing by others in a similar predicament. 
There cannot be anything named of which I am more strongly convinced 
than I am that all those who with you are promoting the present apparently 
popular measures are the true enemies of their country. This persuasion, 
however, will by no means justify me, should I be so weak and wicked as 
to molest them while they do not molest me. I do not say this because I 
happen to be in what is called the minority, ami therefore without any 
power of acting otherwise; it is the decisio.n of truth and justice, and can- 
not be violated without doing violence to every system of ethics yet re- 
ceived in any civilized country. The true plan in such cases is for each 
party to defend Ids own side as well as he can by fair argument, and also, 
ii possible, to . convince his adversary : but everything that savours of, or 
but approaches to, coercion or compulsion is persecution and tyranny. 

It is on this ground that 1 complain of you and those with whom you side. 
TTow large a proportion of the people in general think with you or think 
with me it is in none of our powers to ascertain. J believe, because 1 
think I can prove it, that your party, to serve an obvious party purpose, 
exceedingly magnify the numbers of those whom they suppose to take part 
with you, and you tax us with doing the same. lint there is this great, 
manifest, and undisputed difference between us. No Tory has yet in a 

34 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [Jan. 

single instance misused or injured a Whig merely for being a Whig. And 
whatever may be the boasted superiority of your party, it will not be de- 
nied that in some instances at least this has been in our power. With 
respect to Whigs, however, the case has been directly the reverse; a Tory 
at all in the power of a Whig never escapes ill treatment merely because 
of his being a Tory. How contrary all this is to all that liberty which 
Whigs are for ever so forward to profess need not be insisted on ; it is so 
contrary to all justice and honour, that were there no other reasons to deter- 
mine me against it, as there are thousands, I would not be a Whig, because 
their principles, at least as I see them exenmliiied in practice, lead so 
directly to all that is mean and unmanly. 

It is a general fault in controversial writers to charge all the errors of a 
party on every individual of that party. I wish to avoid the disgrace of 
so indiscriminate a judgment ; and therefore have a pleasure in acknowledg- 
ing that I know many Whigs who are not tyrants. In this number it is 
but doing you common justice to place; you. I wish I could go on, and 
with equal truth declare that, whilst you forbear yourself to persecute your 
fellow subjects on the score of their political creeds, you had been as care- 
ful to discourage such persecution in others. Scorning to flatter, as much 
as 1 scorn to tax you wrongfully, 1 am bold thus openly to tell you I think 
you have much to answer lor in this way. It is not a little that you have 
to answer for with respec.t to myself. 

You know, and. have acknowledged, the sincerity and the purity of my 
principles; and have; been so candid as to lament that you could not think 
on the great points that now agitate our common country as I do. IS T ow, 
sir, it is impossible I should sometimes avow one kind of principles and 
sometimes another. I have at least the merit of consistency ; and neither 
in any private; or public conversation, in anything I have; written, nor in 
anything I have; delivered from the; pulpit, have; I e:ve:r asserted any other 
opinions or doctrines than \e>u have repeatedly heard me assert both in my 
own house; and in yours. You cannot say that I deserved to be run down, 
vililieel, and injured in the maimer which you know has fallen to my lot, 
merely because I cannot bring myself to think on some political points just 
as you and your party would have me think. Anel yet you have borne to 
look on, at least as an unconcerned spectator, if not an abettor, whilst, like 
the poor frogs in the fable 1 , I have in a manner been pelted te) death. I do 
not ask if such conduct in you was friendly: was it either just, manly, or 
generous? It was not: m>, it was acting with all the base malignity of a 
virulent Whig. As sue;h, sir, 1 resent it : and oppressed and overborne as 
I may seem to be by popular obloquy, I will not be so wanting in justice 
to myself as not to tell you, as I now do with honest boldness, that I de- 
spise the man who, for any motives, could be induced to act so mean a 
part. You are no longer worthy of my friendship : a man of honour can 
no longer without dishonour be connected with you. With your cause I 
renounce you; and now for the last time subscribe myself, sir, 
Your humble servant 

Jonathan Boucher.* 

* This letter was furnished, with other material, to the Notes and Queries, 5th series, 
vi, August 26, 1876, by the grandson of the writer, Rev Jonathan Bourcbier. In the 
same periodical (5th series, i.\, 19 January, 1878) Col. Joseph Lemuel Chester, by no 
means an unimportant authority on questions relating to Washington, raised the ques- 
tion .whether the letter had ever been receiveel by Washington, and believed that the 
dedication of the " View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution" 
was a couipkte withdrawal of the " unfounded charges" made in 1775. There is eer- 



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1900.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. ,'>5 

Boucher to Washington. 

Paddington, near London, 25 May, 1784. 

I will not affront you with any apologies for this intrusion : for, greatly 
altered as 1 am to suppose you arc, shice I had the Honour, of living in 
Habits of Intimacy with you, it is not possible, you can be so changed as 
that yuu would not feel yourself hurt, & with Reason, were any man, who 
had ever known you, to think it necessary to apologize to you for doing 
which he is prompted to do, only, by a sense of Duty; & what, moreover, 
lie believes it to be no less your Duty to attend to, than it is his to suggest. 

It is no Part of my present Purpose to trouble you with any lief lections 
ot mine on the many great events that have taken Place within the last 
( ight or nine years. You & I, alas! have not been the only Persons who 
have, differed in our Opinions ; or who have found it impossible to agree. 
This is no Time nor Place for settling such Points; ere long, we shall all 
have to answer for them at a Tribunal, where alone it is of infinite mo- 
ment that we should be justify 'd. 

How far you will agree with me in thinking it in your Power to do 
something for the Religious Interests of your Countrymen, I undertake not 
to say; but, I assure myself, we shall not differ by your thinking it of lit- 
tle, or no, moment. It cannot, I think, afford you Pleasure to reflect, how 
much has been done, through your means, for the Civil Concerns of your 
Country ; & how little, as yet at least, for those of a higher Nature. That 
your Countrymen will be either better or happier by what lias happened, 
permit me to say remains yet to be proved : I am sure, you wish they 
should ; but it can be no Matter of Doubt or Dispute with any Man, that 
they can neither be so good nor so happy as they have been, if they are 
not religious. Many of the speculations which the late unsettled Times 
have given Birth to, resemble your Persimmons before the Frost: they are 
fair to the Eve and specious; but really disgusting &, dangerous. This, in 
my mind, is the Case, in a particular manner, with many or most of the 
I'topian Projects, respecting Universal Equality, on the subject of Religious 
Establishments. I am unwilling to go deeply into the Investigation of this 
Question, though I want not Materials in Abundance, to show you, that it 
is romantic & mischievous in the extreme; because such a Discussion must 
needs be tiresome & tedious to you: sulltce it, for the present, to remind 
you, that the Practice of the whole World is against you. Similar at- 
tempts, in similar Tunes, were made in these kingdoms : & if I were very 
anxious to set you against such Projects, I certainly could take no more 
effectual means, than by desiring you to remember what the Consequences 
of them were. In short, Sir, I hardly know a Point more capable of 

taiuly no record of its reception by Washington, but it dors not follow that the letter 
was not sent, for if despatched, ii must have been handed to Washington in the camp 
at Cambridge, when the. -important concerns of the army rendered a record improb- 
able, had any surh record been deemed necessary, The tone and spirit of Boucher 
are genuine, and might be compared with many similar expressions struck oil" in the 
heat of party contest, and under the strong provocation of injuries inflicted by the 
" good people" of the Colonies upon real or suspected Tories.. Social intercourse was 
interrupted., life long friendships broken oil", and families divided by the political 
question's raised by the conduct of the British government towards America, and the 
intense bitterness engendered b ; y these diil'ercnces easily led to acts of persecution as 
cruel a,s they were unjust. The' letter of KranUin to Stratum is merely another ex- 
pression of the closing words of Boucher to Washington, and in the one case as in the 
other, relations were subsequently reopened, when the results of the Involution ren- 
dered a further 1 nursing of injuries as lool.ish as it was unnecessary. 

3G Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [Jan. 

Demonstration — from History & Experience — than this is, that, to secure 
permanent national Felicity, some permanent national Religion is abso- 
lutely necessary, 

I would hope in Virginia & Maryland at least, this would not be an un- 
popular opinion, as it certainly ought not: & J think certainly would not, 
if espoused & patronized by a Person that is popular. It is in this Light 
I view you ; & this is the Reason of my having taken the Liberty to sub- 
mit these suggestions to your consideration. 

There are, at this time, in this country, candidates for Orders in the 
Church of England both from Virginia & Maryland: it will not surprise 
you, that, from the Changes that have taken Place, they should meet with 
Difficulties ; nor does it surprize,, though it greatly grieves me, that the 
Ilhvillers & Enemies of our Church, British as well as American, avail 
themselves of these unfortunate Circumstances, to discountenance & dis- 
courage our Church, if possible, still more than it is. Some of these Ditli- 
culties I hope;, will be soon got over ; & they all would, if the People of 
your States could think it right to shew a Desire only, that they might. 
It might, perhaps, as yet, be too much to ask for a Restora" of the old 
Establishment of the Church of England, though it be a measure which 
sound Policy will sooner or later adopt, it the longer it is delayed, the 
worse it will be: but, I hope it is not too much, nor too soon, to hope that, 
even now, the members of that church may be put on a Footing with Chris- 
tians of other Denominations; which they never can be, till all the Ordi- 
nances of the Church are in their own Power, independent of any foreign 
States : & among those Ordinances, that of ordination, &c, is most essen- 
tial. In short, both Justice & Policy require that you should have a resi- 
dent Bishop of your own, that your young Men may be ordained, as well 
as educated among yourselves. 

I have no other interest in (his measure, than what my Zeal for the 
Church <&, the best Interests of Mankind give me: but, believing as I do, 
that it is of great Moment, the Thing should be attended to, & soon, & that 
you are particularly concerned to attend to it, because no other Man can 
do it with such advantage. I could not be easy till 1 had thus satisfy'd 
my Conscience. Three years ago, I wrote you a Letter to the same Pur- 
pose ; but my Friends within the King's Lines, thinking that neither the 
Times nor yourself were then in a Temper to bear such applications, sup- 
pressed it. I have now done my Duly, & leave the Pest to Providence: 
& will add this only, that if, by any Means, either as 1 have studied the 
subject more than most Men, or as J happen to have Connexions in this 
Country, as well as yours, who are sincere & may be useful, Friends to 
such Measures, I beg leave to make you a Tender of my best services on 
the occasion. 

It was, no Doubt, a great Mortification & Calamity to me to have all ni} r 
American Property torn from me; the Loss of my Character in that Coun- 
try, which I little deserved, affected me much more, as you will allow it 
ought: hut, I have lately felt (he utmost Edge of keen sorrow, when it 
pleased Providence to deprive me of a true Friend, a most loving & be- 
loved wife, for whom 1 was indebted to that Country. I pray God long to 
preserve you & yours from this the heaviest of all misfortunes. 
With respectful Comp ls to M 1S Washington, 
I remain etc. 

1900.] Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 37 

Dedication of JJomher's " View of the Causes and Consequences of the 
American Revolution^ 


of Mount Vernon, 
in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

In prefixing your name to a work avowedly hostile to that Revolution in 
wliieh you bore a distinguished part, I am not conscious that I deserve to 
be charged with inconsistency. J do not address myself to the General of 
a Conventional Army ; but to the late dignified President of the United 
States! the friend of rational and sober freedom. 

As a British subject I have observed with pleasure that the form of 
( io\ eminent, under which you and your fellow-citizens now hope to find 
peace and happiness, however defective in many respects, lias, in the unity 
of it's executive, and the division of it's legislative, powers, been framed 
after a British model. That, in the discharge of your duty as head of this 
Government, you have resisted those anarchical doctrines, which are hardly 
less dangerous to America than to Europe, is not more an eulogium, on the 
wisdom of our forefathers, than honourable to your individual wisdom and 

As a Minister of Religion I am equally bound to tender you my respect 
for having (in your valedictory address to your countrymen) asserted your 
opinion that " the only firm supports of political prosperity are religion 
and morality ;" and that "morality can be maintained only by religion." 
Those best friends of mankind, who, amidst all the din and uproar of Uto- 
pian reforms, persist to think that the affairs of this world can never be 
well administered by men trained to disregard the God who made it, must 
ever thank you for this decided protest against the fundamental maxim of 
modern revolutionists, that religion is no concern of the State. 

It is on these grounds, Sir, that I now presume (and I hope not imper- 
tinently) to add my name to the list of those who have dedicated their 
works to you. One of them, not inconsiderable in fame, from having been 
your fulsome flatterer, has become your foul calumniator:* to such dedica- 
tors 1 am willing to persuade myself 1 have no resemblance. I bring no 
incense to your shrine even in a Dedication. Having never paid court to 
you whilst you shone ill an exalted station, 1 am not so weak as to steer 
my little bark across the Atlantic in search of patronage and preferment; 
or so vain as to imagine that now, in the evening of my life, I may yet be 
warmed by your setting sun. My utmost ambition will be abundantly gra- 
tified by your condescending, as a private Gentleman in America, to receive 
with candour and kindness this disinterested testimony of regard from a 
private Clergyman in England. 1 was once your neighbour and your 
friend: the unhappy ■dispute, which terminated in the disunion of our re- 
spective countries, also broke off our personal connexion : but I never was 
more than your political enemy; and every sentiment even of political ani- 
mosity has, on my part, long ago subsided. Permit me then to hope, that 
this tender of renewed amity between us may be received and regarded as 
giving some promise of that perfect reconciliation between our two coun- 
tries which it is the. sincere aim of this publication to promote. If, on this 
topic, there be another wish still nearer to my heart, it is that you would 
not think it beneath you to co-operate with so humble an effort to produce 
that reconciliation. 
*• Thomas L'aine. 




38 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [Jan. 

You have shewn great prudence (and, in my estimation, still greater 
patriotism) in resolving to terminate your days in retirement. To become, 
however, even at Mount Vernon, a mere private man, l>y divesting yourself 
of all public influence, is not in your power. I hope it is not your wish. 
Unincumbered with the distracting cares of public life, you may now, by 
the force of a still powerful example, gradually train the people around 
you to a love of order and subordination; and, above all, to a love of 
peace. "Hap tibi erunt artes." That you possessed talents eminently 
well adapted for the high post you lately held, friends and iocs have con- 
curred in testifying : be it my pleasing task thus publicly to declare that 
you carry back to your paternal fields virtues equally calculated to bloom in 
the shade. To resemble Cincinnatus is but small praise: be it yours, Sir, 
to enjoy the calm repose and holy serenity of a Christian hero; and may 
" the Lord bless your latter end more than your beginning! " 

I have the honour to be, 
Your very sincere Friend, 
And most obedient humble Servant, 

4th Nov. 17;»7. } 

Washington to Boucher. 

Mount Vernon, 15 August, 1798. 
Rev 1 ' Sir, 

I know not how it is happened, but the fact is that your favor of the 8th 
of Nov 1 ' last year is but just received, and at a time when both public and 
private business pressed so hard upon me, as to afford no leisure to give 
the '* View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution," 
written by you & which you had been pleased to send me, a perusal. 

For the honor of its dedication, & for the friendly and favorable senti- 
ments which are therein expressed, 1 pray you to accept my acknowledg- 
ment & thanks. 

Not having read the Book, it follows of course that I can express no 
Opinion with respect to its political contents; but I can venture to assert 
before hand & with confidence, thai there: is no man in either country more 
zealously devoted, to Peace and a good understanding between the two 
nations than 1 am, nor one who is more disposed to bury in oblivion all 
animosities which have subsisted between them & the individuals of each. 

Peace with all the world, is my sincere wish. I am sure it is our true 
policy — and am persuaded it is the ardent desire of the Government. But 
there is a nation, whose intermeddling and restless disposition and attempts 
to divide, distract and influence the measures of other countries, that will 
not suffer us I fear to enjoy this blessing long, unless we will yield to 
them, our Rights and submit to greater injuries & insults than we have 
already sustained, to avoid the calamities resulting from War. 

What will be the consequences of our arming for self defence, that Pro- 
vidence who permits these; doings, in the disturbers of mankind & who rules 
and governs all tilings alone can tell. To its all powerful decrees we must 
submit, Whilst we hope that the justice of our cause, if war must ensue, 
will entitle us to its protections* 

With very great Fsteem, I am 

Your most obed 1 serv* 

(x° Washington 


1900;] llev. Richard Blinman. 39 


By Isaac J. Greenwood, A.M., of New York City. 

Kostku's Alumni Oxoniensks informs us that Richard Blinman, son of 
William of Ohcpatowe co., Monmouth, plch., matriculated at New [nn 
Hall, Oxford, 24 April, 1635, aged 20; and took his degree of 13. A. 19 

Jan., Illoo-G. 

Cifepstow was a town on the river Wye, near its confluence with the 
Severn, and from this, his native place, the Rev. Mr. Blinman is thought* to 
have come direct to New England through the influence of Mr. Edward 
Wrhslow, then living at Green's Harbour in the Plymouth Colony. To 
AVinslow and others the Court of Freemen gave orders, March 3, 1G39-40, 
to set oil" certain farm land and a house lot for a minister ; " either for Na- 
thaniel Smyth or some other as the said inhabitants of Green's Harbour shall 
place in." Mr. Smyth, after marrying, June 21, 1640, Anne, daughter of 
Thomas Bourne, removed to Norwich, Conn., his wife's sister having 
previously married Edward Winslow's youngest brother, Josias. The 
former, writing to Gov. Winthrop from his home, " Cares well," Oct. 10, 
1040, says " Mr. Blind-man salutes you," and on Jan. 28th following men- 
tions " the many businesses I have had (and the more in regard of Mr. Blin- 
man's friends that are come to live with us and the streightnes of place to 
receive them) and our preparacons to enter into covenant, &c." 

Green's Harbour was first called Rexhorne by the Plymouth government, 
though its corporate name in 1040 was Marshfield. John Winthrop, in his 
History of New England, says " One Mr. Blinman, a minister in Wales, a 
godly and able man, came over with some friends of his, and being invited 
to Green's Harbour, near Plimouth, they went thither, but ere the yere was 
expired (here If II out some difference among thorn, which by no means could 
bo reconciled, so they sugfeed to pari, and lie came with his company and sat 
down at Cape Ann, which at this Court (o: 18: 1012) was established to be 
a plantation, and called Gloucester." 

r.linnimi had been propounded at Plymouth March 2, 10 10-1, but, as" Mr. 
Richard IVlIiutulan," he was admitted to die freedom {)( the Mass. Colony 
on the 7th of the following October, lie and his people, though speaking 
English, were known as fck the Welch part)," and they soon obtained a grant 
of land at Cape Ann. 

About the time of his obtaining the freedom of the Colony our young 
minister must have taken a wile, '."Mary," supposed to have been a sister of 
Dorothy, wife of Thomas Paikef of Stoughton, afterwards of Pequot (New 
London) ; others, Savage says, " with slight grounds," think she was an own 
sister of Parke. Their children were : 

i. JjouKMLAir, b. 20 July, 1642; said to have remained in New London after 
his father's departure, but who eventually returned to England; war 
m. perhaps twice, and had children. 
ii. Ezekikl, b. 11 Nov., 1643; prob. d. youn£. 
iii. Azrikam, b. 2 Jan., 1G-1G; thought to be living 16S7. 

* Register vii. 276. 

f Thomas Parke's eldest brother William (son of Robert), came out with Roger 
Williams on the Lion in 1631, and m. Martha, dau. of John Ilolgrave of Salem ; she d. 
25 Aug., 1708, aged 94. 




40 llcv. HI chard Hlinman. [Jan. 

iv. Natiivnif.l, m. Martha; had dan. Anne, 
v. i\l \i;<;aki:t, in. Rich, Howes; had one child living 1G87. 
Vl. Hannah, in. John Wadland, ami had a child living 10S7. 
vii. M UtGAUUT, m. Henry A'Court. 

In 10 HI, Dec. 1, John Endecott writes from Salem to Gov. John Win- 
throp stating that he had recently "received a letter from Air. Blinmau, to- 
gether with a complaint of tlie town against Griffon's compauie for several 
misdemeanors," sucli as sabbath-breaking, swearing and drunkenness, the 
men being engaged at shipbuilding. 

As early as 1 0J8, according to the Court records of Salem, " Mr. Endicott 
was willed to send tliree men to view Gape Ann, whether it may be cut 
through, and certify how they find it." Allusion is here made to the cutting 
of a passage between what was subsequently Gloucester harbor and the 
Anisquam river, and leave was given the following May for a Fishing 
Plantation to be commenced at the Cape. Gloucester records of 1043 state 
that " Mr. Hlinman, Pastor, is to cut the heath through and to maintain it, 
and hath given him three acres of upland, and he is to have the benefit of 
it, himself and his, forever, giving the inhabitants of the town free passage." 
Sixty-two years later a great spring-storm and tide cut a natural channel, thus 
saving the fishing boats the trouble of doubling the Cape. 

In the fall of 1G#0 Hlinman, with some families of his congregation, 
again removed ; this time to New London in the Connecticut Colony, where 
grants of land were set off to them, Oct. lit, on the west side of the town, in 
a new street familiarly known as " Cape Ann Lane," or Ann Street. Here 
he received a salary of .£00 per annum, and a house was built for him west 
of the first burial ground, on what is now Granite Street. 

Emanuel Downing writing from Salem or Boston, to John Winthrop, Jr., 
at l'equoit, between 1 (ffrO and '5~T, usually sends his love and service to 
u honest Mr. Blynman and his good wife." 

Oct. '2<S, 10;V2, Gov. .John Ilaynes, Hartford, writes to the same party, 
saying, ¥ I heare that Mr: Hlinman is somewhat vnsetled in his spirret by 
reason of soinine affronts by ill disposed persons (.her: I am sorr\ lo lieare 
it, but hope hee will not oiler to pluck liiihselfe from you or us (by engadg- 
ing himselfe elsewher) without consulting Magistrates and Elders heare; 
for the Court have done that for helpe to the place for yours, his, & the 
Churches sake, that I am confident . woidd not 'otherwise have been granted." 

Subsequently contentions about membership, discipline and baptism arose 
in the Church at Hartford, increasing jn violence and extending to neigh- 
boring churches. Several unsuccessful attempts were made by the General 
Court ol' ( Connecticut and by ecclesiastic councils to heal the dissension, and on 
Feb. HO, 10o0-7, the Court desired John Russell of Wethersfield, Mr. Wor- 
ham, Sam 1 Stone and lvich (i Blinman "to meet the elders, who should be 
delegated from the other colonies, at Boston, the next June ; and to assist 
in debating the questions proposed by the said general court, or any of the 
other courts, and report the determination of the Council." 

John Winthrop Jr. was elected Governor of Connecticut in May, 1057 ; 
during the following winter he received a long letter from Jonathan Brewster 
of Pequoit, in which he says : " I had coined to your Worshipp, but the season 
will not permit. I therefore desyre & intreate you seriously to consyder what 
1 write of, concerning Mr: Hlinman, who staudes in a distance from manie 
in our Tow-no, as well as from niyselfe, vppon small grounds ; but his per- 
verse will, who can endure noe opposition or contradiction, but in a way 
episcopal! & tiranicall, if he had power to his will, both in Church & Towne, 



1900-1 Iiev. Richard Blinman, 41 

that T be is noe way qualified for a pastor in way of government." 
It seems that in some matter under discussion Brewster had' opposed the 
minister's judgment, and the town had declared that, except the latter 
" would prael ice that conclusion the(y) would not paie his maintenance." 
Whereupon Blinman was aroused, and, continues the letter, "he broke 
then into wordos, that he would leave the place, with expressions of discon- 
tent, with fury/' A town vote taken to decide whether they would have 
him stay, passed in the affirmative. "After, in his publick teachings," says 
Brewster, " lie throwed balles of fyer against particular persons, & espetially 
against my selfe, thoughe not named ; that gave great offence," and, on one 
occasion, drew forth a reply from Mr. Brewster. Subsequently it was pro- 
posed to send four or five of the congregation " to see if they could re- 
move the grevances that lyes in Mr. Blyndman brest, if he would make 
them knowen, and the knowing to admit debate"; they were at the same 
time to express a willingness on the part of the town for him to stay, but the 
minister " thaneked the Towne, & whereas he had a call to another place, & 
the next day was thither going, he promised he would not engage himselfe 
be for he returned, &c." Brewster desired the Governor's " helpe for this 
poore Towne, to helpe vs compose differences " ; but any attempt at recon- 
ciliation was unsuccessful^ and the irate parson soon shook the dust of New 
London from his feet and proceeded to New Haven. 

dan. .'50, IC>o7-S, John Davenport, of the latter place, writes Gov. Win- 
throp at Hartford as follows: "Though this being the last day of the 
weeke, & by Mr. Blynman's staying the Lords day at Gillford, I am dis- 
appointed of his expected helpe ; so that the whole workc, of preaching 
boath times and administering the Lord('s) supper, lyeth upon me, whereby 
I am constrained to be as briefe, in these lines, as I may." After this 
Blinman appears to have had no regular calling, and though the journal of 
Thomas Minor of New London and Stonington, under date of duly 27, 1G59, 
says Mr. Blinman "taught" in the former place, it is evident that the 
reverend gentleman was already preparing to return to England, to which 
end he raised some funds in May by selling a portion of his library to Yale 
College. Savage states that a letter written by him from Newfoundland to 
Mr. Davenport, on Aug. 22 following, mentions his arrival and his having 
declined offers to settle there. 

In January, 1070-1, he was living at Bristol "in the Castle." and 13 of 
2d 'mo., 1(577; Rev. John Bishop of Stamford, Conn., in a letter to Iiev. 
Increase Mather of Boston, encloses another to bo forwarded to Mr. Blin- 
man, " who," he says, "1 suppose you may likewise know, & have acquaint- 
ance w 11 all." Reg. xxv. 375, 

Calamy's Nonconformists' Manual (2d Edit., London, 1777) observes : 
" We may here also mention some that lived in Bristol, tho' they had been 
ejected in other places ; as Mr. Richard Blinman, who had been minister 
of Chepstow, but whether ejected or not is uncertain." 

Mather, in his History of New England, has this account of him : " After 
a faithful discharge of his ministry at (ilocester and at New London, he re- 
turned into Kngland, and living to a, good old age, he who, wherever he 
came, did set himself to do good, concluded his life at the city of Bristol^ 
where one of the last things he did was to defend in print the cause; of 
Infant Baptism," in an essay tending to issue the controversy. A certain 
" II. I).", i.e. Henry Danvers, who is styled "anabaptist and politician" 
(Diet*, of National Biography, xvi. oi)), published in LG73 "A Treatise of 
Baptism." To this, it seems, Blinman issued an "Answer," which must 
have been of some extent, for in a " Rejoynder" lie refers (p. 20) to what 

42 Rev. Richard Blinman. [Jan. 

he had said at p. 100 of the " Answer," and he would appear to have been 
acquainted with Hebrew, as well as with Greek and Latin. Of the 
"Answer,'' there is no copy in the British Museum, and in the Catalogue of 
the Bodleian, a library which is rich in works of this class, no hook by Blin- 
man is mentioned; The same may be said of the Catalogue of the Library of 
Trinity Col lege j Dublin. The "Answer" is therefore undoubtedly very 
rare. Blinman followed suit with a small tract entitled : 

" A Rejoinder to Mr. Henry Danvers Brief friendly Reply To my Answer 
about Infant Baptism. By Richard Blinman, Minister of the Gospel. London. 
Printed for Thomas Wall, Bookseller in Bristol, u;7f>." 

Danvers in the meantime had sent forth : 

" [nnoceiioy and Truth Vindicated With a brief Answer to Mr. Blin- 

man's Essay." The " Brief and Friendly Reply " occupies pp. 177-172. 

Blinman's rather quaint will, made and proved in 1687, is found on re- 
cord in the Consistory Court of Bristol, as follows : 

I Richard Blinman Minister of the Gospel of Christ having- lived to the age of 
72 years and somewhat more and being now under infirmities of Body do think 
it my duty to set my House in order before I ^yc; and to express my full mind 
and meaning in this my last Will and Testament. And 1. — I doe now again (as 
through Grape 1 have done 50 years since) resign my self into the Hands of God 
the father through Jesus Christ my only Mcdiatour in whose Righteousness alone 
by Haiti) I look for Pardon of Sins and Justification and Peace w th God by the 
help of the holy spirit. Next I bequeath my Body to be decently buried near to 
my dearie Wife ; and as for my Worldly goods wherewith God hath endow'd me, 
though it hath not been so lardge a Portion as many others have had, yet 
blessed be the name Of my gracious Cod it hath been sufficient all along for me 
and my numerous iiamily, and what little I have to dispose shall be as followeth. 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son in law Richard Bowes and my 
Daughter Margaret his Wife and to their Child now living (I having not Mony 
to bestow upon [sic.'} I give and bequeath) 10 pound weight of Dr. Starky's Pill 
and half a Pound of Oyle of Amber and a Quart Bottle full of the Tincture of 
Starky's Pill Diaphoretick a Vial Bottle full of the Tincture of Amber and 
another Dottle of Paudanu liquidiun tartari/.at uiu, 12 or 15 drops of which in an 
equal Quantity of Rlalago Sack & Poppy water, is good against the Cough, also 
Several I Divinity books which 1 shall express particularly in a Catalogue 
annexed to this my Will, also her dear Mother's best Trunk with other things in 

Item. 1 give and Bequeath to my Son in law John [sic.} Wadland and to my 
Daughter Hannah his 'Wife and to their Children now liv'tngmy best Bed with 2 
Bolsters 2 Blankets and the Pug belonging to them and also 2 Pound of Starky's 
Pill and also the several divinity books mentioned in the Catalogue annexed to 
this my Will; also I give and bequeath to my said Daughter Hannah a Vial 
Bottle of the. Tincture of Amber and also 3 of my red Chairs and 2 of the matted 
Chairs; also a Goune of her Mother's and a new Morning Gown. 

lttvi. 1 give and bequeath to my Son in Law Henry Acourt (A'Court) and my 
Daughter Margaret his Wife the several Divinity and History books expressed 
in Ihe aforesaid Catalogue annexed to this my will. 

jllhjt. I give and bequeath to my Son Nathaniel all my Physical latin books 
as also several other Divinity books w ch 1 shall mention in the aforesaid Cata- 
logue annexed to this my Will also 1 give and bequeath to my said son Nathaniel 
2 pound bf Starky's Pill" and also that he shall have liberty to choose 4 of my 
English Phvsiek 'books. 

It 6m. I give and bequeath to my Daughter in Law Martha Blinman "a small 
piece of Gold and Mr. Rogers's Sermons upon Judges and also Thomas Phillips 
Lamentations or a Treatise of Hell. 

Item. 1 give and bequeath to Anne Blinman her Daughter and my Grand- 
childe how W th me a new Trunk marked w th the letters of her Name, wherein I 
J)ave caused divers things to be put up and kept for her which t shall not here 
mention, together w th the Money which is in her own little Trunk; which Trunk 
and the things in it 1 shall leave in the Custody of my Reverend friend M r 


Rev. Illchard Blinman. 


Thomas Palmer Minister of the Gospel, ami M r Jeremiah Ilolwey Sen r in Corn- 
street, to bo kept for the Child's use and to be disposed of to her by them both 
as they shall see meet; they having each of them a Key to the said Trunk. 

Item. 1 give and bequeath unto my Eldest Hon Jeremiah Blinman (whom I 
make my solo Executor of this my last Will and Testament) all the rest of my 
goods and Chatties and Physical things without exception, provided y l when he 
hath made sale of w 1 is to be sold, if his Brother, my Son Azrikam Blinman, be 
alive and shall appear, that lie shall pay him 10 Pounds and y* the rest of the 
goods or just siiinm of them shall be given unto the children that he hath or 
shall ha\e by M. r » Elizabeth Blinman his now Wile my Daughter in Law, to w ch 
Elizabeth 1 also bequeath one Guiny as a token of my love. This my last Will 
and Testament 1 have dictated from the beginning to the End, being through the 
mercy of God of clear sense and perfect use of Reason. April Wednesday lu th 

I do appoint my dear and trusty ffreinds M r Jeremiah Holwey Sen 1 ", D r Chancy, 
M r Alexander Doleman, M r John Richardson, and M r Edmoncl Reddish; or any 
two of Hum to be my Overseers of this my last Will and Testament. It is my 
Will and 1 shall require it of my Son Jeremiah my sole Executor y l he take a 
care of the civil and Religious Education of my Grandchilde, Anne Blinman, 
until she be lit to be put abroad; he shall be supplied w th divers things towards 
her maintenance both by her Mother and by the Keepers of the Keys of her 
Trunk before specitied and this is the Conclusion of this my last will and Testa- 

Witnesses : Sam. Lloyd Richard /o pnl \ 

John Drew Blinman v»eai; 

CniusTonncR Roberts 

Proved at Bristol, July 20, 1G87. 

[What follows is endorsed on the Will.] 

A Catalogue of Books w ch I bequeath to iny Son & Daughter Bows. 

Mr. two volumes on Hosea. 
Dr. Thorn: Goodwin's works in one vol: 4°. 

Sympson's Church History. 

Luther on the Galatians. 

Mr. Stukely's Gospel-Glass rep r senting the Miscarriages of English Professors. 

Mr. Mall's oiler of help to sufferings [sic']. 

Mr. Bridges seasonable truths in y e worst &c. 

Mr. Rows life & Death. 

The Man of Sin. 

Mr. Rich: Mather's life & Death, w th divers others in the same Vol : 

2 of David's Psalm books. 

1'J .//'/•< indly answers to II: D: about etc 

12 livjoynders to II: D: his reply, 

A faifhfull Discovery of a Treacherous design of Mysticall Antichrist. 

The Morning Exercise ag l Popery in Lecture sermons preached at Southwark.. 

Mr. Vavasor Powells* Concordance. 

Selater's Exposition with notes on the 1 Ep: to the Thcssalonians. 

My best Cnlpeper's Dispensatory. 

A Catalogue of books w dl I bequeath to my Son & Daugh: Acourt. 

The Epistle of (iildas. 

Mr. Dieksouns Explanation of the Ep: of Paul to the Hebrews. 

A frindly debate between Satan & Sherlock. 

Dr. Owen's mortillcal ion of sin in bclcivers. 

A Confession of U'aith owned by the Elders in New Eug: 

Articles of Christian Religion by Authority of Par 1 . 

Euscbius's Ecclesiastical History. 

1 of David's psalm books. 

Mr. Mall's Exhortation to Holy living. 

* Vav. Powell, Chaplain of M. Gen. Thomas Harrison in Wales, and called by Woods, 
in his Fasti Oxon, " a giddy headed person and second brother to Hugh Peters." 
VOL. L1V. 1 

44 Settlers of Chester, N. S. [Jan. 

Mr. "Wills [sic] Vindication of Infant Baptism. 

The History cal Hooks of y e Holy Scriptures by Leonard Ilore, 

Biskbuck'sj L'rotestants Evidence. 

Mr." Walker on the Sabbath. 

A Catalogue of books w dl I bequeath to my Son & Daugh; Wadland. 

Mr. Hugh Peters' last Legacy. 

A Call from [leaven by Increase Mather. 

Christian & Conjugal Councel; ] of David's Psalms. 

Mr. Slupherd's Sermons vpon the wise & foolish Virgins. 

The ollice & use of the moral Law by Mr. Hinde. 

Culpeper's Dispensatory w th a red Cover. 

A Catalogue of books w (h I bequeath to my Son Nathaniel Blinman. 

S' Charles Wolseley's reasonablenes of Christian belief. 

Die: Ambrosii Coilpini. 

Operii Theologicoru Hieron; Zanchii Tomas tertins. 

Syntagma Theologke Christiane ab amando Polano. 

AiH'ir.cft) Iiiveti disputationes. 

Hieron: Zanchii Miscclhineoru lib: 3. 

My rocket Latin Bible. 

My Pocket Greek Testament. 

Bullinger's Decades, in small folio. 

Bishop Abernethy's Treatise containing Physick for Soul & body. 

Stephanas' his Lexicon. 

A Catalogue of books \v'" h I bequeath to my Daughter in Law Martha 
1 of David's Psalm books. 

A Dissuasive from Conformity to the World by II: S: 
Cod, a Christian's choice by Samuel Vinny. 
Beneiield's Commentary on the 1 chap: Amos. 




Coiilnlmlcd by Miss L&mily W. LiiAVi'iT, of Huston, Mass. 

Rev. John Seccombe, born in Medfordj Mass., April 25, 1708, 
II. U. 1728, settled over the Congregational Church of Harvard, 
Mass., 1733. He was of a humorous, jovial bent, and, after some 
parish difficulties had arisen and been settled, he asked for a letter of 
dismission, then started as a "Congregational missionary "for Ches- 
ter, Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, lie began to write a Journal 
the very day he sailed from Boston, 1750, and kept it continuously 
unlit about 17() ( .). It is a small manuseript, about six; inches by 
four, written in a firm, even, scholarly hand, sewed into coarse, 
grayish brown paper covers. In it he wrote: "This book is de- 
signed solely for the use and improvement of my own family." At 
its end was the following valuable list of early settlers. On the 
outer cover is written in bold characters : "for John Besancon," one 
of the prominent Chester men, and it is likely that Mr. Besancon 

11)00.] Settlers of Chester, 1ST. 8. 45 

presentee} it to the Nova Scotia Historical Society, who now hold it, 
in company with a hook of like dimensions written by John Sec- 
combe's daughter, whose beautiful penmanship closely resembles her 
father's, and whose record, starting in 1753, while they were still in 
their Harvard home, and continued until 1769, supplies many items 
that her merry father's lacks. 

Timothy Houghton, Bolton, wife and 3 children, 

Major John Shepherd, S tough ton 

Benjamin Bridge, wife, 3 children 

Samuel Waters, wife, 1 child, 

Ralph Neshani, wife, 1 child 

Bruen Yomkes Comings, wife 2 children, 

Isaiah Thomas, wife, 5 children, from Kingstown, 

Nathan Woodbury, wife, 3 children 

Samuel Jennison, wife, I child, from Littleton, 

David Miller, from Middlebury, single, 

Jeremiah Rogers, wife, 7 children, Hanover, 

Thomas Rogers, single, Hanover, 

Simon Floyd, single, Halifax, 

Thomas Floyd, single, Halifax, 

John Records, wife, 1 children, Pembroke, 

Isaac Watson, wife, 4 children, Plymptown, 

Joseph Whitteinore, wife, 2 children, Shrewsbury, 

Aaron Mason, wife, 5 children, Marlborough, 

John Houghton, single, Bolton 

Nathaniel Turner, wife, 2 children, Lancaster, 

Joseph Turner, single, Lancaster, 

Thomas (J rant, wife, 3 children, Lancaster, 

Patrick Sutherland, Fsq. 

Robert Melvin, 4 children, Concord, 

John Mason, single, Lexington, 

Eleaser Kamlen, wife, 3 children, Pembroke, 

Israel Loyet, single, Piscataqua 

Thomas Armstrong, wife, 1 children, Casco Bay, 

Nicholas Corney, single, Casco Bay, 

Jonathan Preseott, son of Captain Jonathan Prescott, of Halifax, 

Philip Knaut, wife, o children, Lunenburg, 

Adolph Wieclerholtz and son Francis, 9 y r ears, Lunenburg 

John Lo n.ii s, Lunenburg 

George Cbllicut, wife, 1 child, Halifax, 

Captain John Atword wife, 1 child, 

John Crook, wife, 2 children, Lunenburg 

Abraham Bradshaw, wife, 5 children, Lexington 

Edmistei- Hammond, single, Rochester 

Nathaniel Leonard, Major Shepherd's grandson, S tough ton 

These are obliged to have houses built in Chester this fall with inhabi- 
tants in them. 

From Rev, John Seccombe's Diary, who went from Harvard, Mass. to 

Chester, N. S. 



46 Nicholas Manger of Guilford , Conn. [Jan. 

July 30, 1750 

Set sail from lioston in a sloop The crew were Captain, Robert'McGown 
and son Robert mate, Robert Mountgomery Gregory Brass, of llingham, 
Walter Bourk, from Ireland, passenger, 
Thomas Partridge, hired in the vessel, 
Captain James JNickols, lioston, passenger, 
Stephen Greenleaf of Bolton, passenger 
donas and Ebenezer Cutler, sutlers, from Halifax, 
Captain Timothy Houghton, wife and 3 children 
Aaron Mason, wife and 5 children 
Joseph ^Vhittemore, wife and 2 children 
Robert Melvin, of Concord 
John Houghton, of Bolton 
Sarah Brinley, of New Rutland 

[Note. — Rev. Mr. Seccombe was the author of the famous humorous poem, 
"Father Abbey's Will," which was published in May, 1732, both in tin; Gentle- 
man's Magazine and in the European Magazine. It was reprinted in the Mas- 
sachusetts Magazine in November, 1794, and in 1854 by John Langdon Sibley, 
in a pamphlet with introduction and biographical note. See Drake's Dictionary 
vf American Biography. — Editok.] 


Compiled by the lion. 11. 1). Smyth and communicated by Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Nicholas 1 Mun<;kk was a step-son of Henry Goldam, an early 
settler of Guilford, and probably came thither with his step-father, lie 
was-probably the son of Frances, the wife of Henry Goldam and had a half- 
sister, Susannah Goldam, who married John Bishop, dr. of Guilford. 
Goldam had no other .children, and by his will (Town Records, Vol. C, folio 
104) dated July i), D'dil, left to Nicholas M linger, his " son in law," " all 
my land in the Neck, paying myself, if demanded during my life time, 
one barley corn by the year by way of acknowledgement, and, after 
my death, if my wife shall survive and shall demand the same, the sum of 
five bushels of whete by the year, but if she miss demanding in or at the 
very expiring of the year, then to be free from any payment that present 
year, and at the death of my foresaid wife, to be to him fully and freely and 
to his heirs forever." Mrs. Frances Goldham survived her husband and 
die«l on January l->, 1(571. The land left Nicholas JMunger was situated on 
the north bank of the Neck River on the public road, and he is supposed 
to have settled thereon as early as 1051. He married Sarah Hull on June 
2, 1659, and died on October 10, 1668. I lis age is not known, but he was 
probably not beyond middle life. II is widow married Dennis C'rampton in 
1609 and died on January 81, 1089. Munger was one of the poorer 
planters and seems to have been somewhat disorderly in his youth. The 
following letter, dated October 1, 1 (JGiS, is interesting. It was copied by the 
writer, Dr. Bray or Bryan Rossi-tor, on a fly leaf of one of his medical 
books — " hiancisei Valesii Covarrobiensis in Libros llippocratis de Morbis 


1 !)()(). ] Nicholas Munger of Guilford^ Conn. M 

popularibus Commentaria," which book is now in the library of Trinity 
College, Hartford, Connecticut "Deacon George Bartlett : I have been 
often sollieitcd to doe for Nico. Monger in 1 1 is sad condition, and have oft 
visited him and administered in time of his distemp : since his sores break- 
ing out and running I have seen them, used meanes to dense them and have 
from time to time informed them that he must have constant attendence, 
and he under a course of phisick if his life be saved, if meanes be not used 
he will live long in misery, if much meanes be used it is not for one man to 
beare the burden neyther is one only called to shew mercy. I have not re- 
fused to attend him, but rather desyre some other and T will be double my 
pportion towards the expence. Whoever attends him, it will be double the 
charge to attend him in the place where he is, wherever comfortable dyet 
must be sutable to his weaknes and distress and attendance added beyond 
wt his wife can doe, a society of Indians ioyne helpfullnes to one of there 
owne in distress, he must take a course of phisick to Divert the currant of 
humors if one running sore be healed, the humors will have vent at another 
place, and prsently will be another swelling they say he is to weake to take 
phisick, but tis a stronger thing to dy then to take phisick, and if he becomes 
tenn times weaker, yet then he must take phisick or dy. these things I 
write to discharge myself and let the loss of life and neglect of mercy ly at 
tin' right doore." 

In addition to the land on the Neck, Nicholas Hunger bought from 
George lliland the homelot, containing an acre and an half bought by Hi- 
land or Highland from Thomas Betts, "lying in the Plaine, fronting up to 
the street near agt Mr. Whitfields rearing back to the swamp, the lands of 
the sd Mr. Whitfield lying next on the South." 

The. children of Nicholas and Sarah (Hull) Munger were : 
2. i. .John, 2 h. April 26, 1660; d. Nov. 3, 1732. 
a. ii. Samuel, b. 1665; d. March 5, 1717. 

2. John'- Mixokk (Nicholas 1 ), lived in Guilford, and married Mary 

Kvarts, .lime 8, KiN-l. She died .June, 1734. lie was a weaver 
and had a list in 1710 of £130 0. 3. 
His children were : 

i. M.utY 3 , b. Jan. 1G, 1G85-G; d. young. 

4. ii. John, 1>. Aug; 19, 1687; d. Oct. 5, 1752. 

hi. Maky, I). Ails*. 10, KIND; d. March IS, 1722; m. Joshua Loete of 

(iuill'Ord, June 20, 1 70!). lie d. April 21, 1712. 
lv. Aim; vir, h. Feb. 2G, 1691 ; d. Oct. 23, 1760; in. Jonathan Dudley of 
(Iuilford, Am;. G, 1712. He died Jan. 4, 1750. 

5. v. I'.iu.nk/ku, b. July -1, 1693; d. June 29, 1729. 
\i. (Ai.i.n, b. May 1G, 1695: d. young. 

G. \il. Jonathan, l>. April 14, 1697. 

7. \iii. .Iomak, b. July 20, 1704; d. Feb. 21, 1780. 
l.\. Uaciikl, b. L706 ; imbecile. 

3. Samuel 2 Mi;n<;kii (Nicholas 1 ), by Andrew Leete, Assistant, married 

to Surah Hand, daughter of Joseph, Oct. 11, LG88. She married 2d, 
Caleb Woodworth, and died August 1, 1751. Samuel Munger 
lived in East Guilford and had a list of £50 11. 0. in 1710. In 
169G he was permitted to build a Sabbath Day house in Guilford. 
I lis children were : 

8. i. Samukk 3 , b. Feb. 7, 1690; d. May, 1728. 

9. ii. Joseph, b. Jan. 19, 1693; d. 

iii. Sahah, b. March 16, 1694-5 ; in. Shipman. 

iv. Dkliveiiancic, b. March 12, 1097; m. Richard Murough of Coven- 

48 Nicholas Manger of Guilford, Conn. [Jan. 

v. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 20, 1G99. 
10. vi. James, b. May 15, 1701; <J. Jan. 10, 1781. 

vii. Annk, b. Feb. 1, 1703; m. Daniel Colton of Killingwortli, Oct. 18, 

viil. Jam:, b. Feb. 27, 1705; m. Caleb Wooclwortb, probably her step- 

•1. John 3 Munger, Jr. (John, 2 Nicholas 1 ), of East Guilford, had a list 
of iM7 4. 0. Ho married Deborah French, 1710. She died March 
15, 17G1. 

Their children were : 

i. Dinaii 4 , b. April 5, 1712, at Durham; m. Dea. David Dudley, Oct. 
12, 1733. 

ii. Lucy, b. Sept. 10, 1713, at Durham ; m. Justus Hall, March G, 1740. 

iii. John, b. May 15, 1715; cl. single. Oct. 1, 1787. 

iv. Jehiel, b. Feb. 18, 1717; d. April 3, 1751. 

v. Keuben, b. March 10, 1719; d. young. 

vi. Huldaii, b. Jan. 20, 1721; m. Moses Blachlev, Jan. 16, 1744. 

vii. Mary, b. May 13, 1723; m. John Allis, Feb. 3, 1742-3. 

viii. Wait, b. March 28, 1728; d. 1777. He lived in East Guilford and 
married Lydia Kelsey, May 21, 1752. Their children were: 1. 
Lydia, b. Nov. 8, 1753; cl. July 11, 1827; m. Simeon Dudley, 
who died March 18, 183G, aged 84. 2. Lyman, b. 1755; m. 
Elizabeth Coe. 3. Lucy, b. 1760; d. single, Dee. 20, 1844. 4. 
Jehiel, b. March 24, 1703; d. single, March 31, 1811. 5. Sarah, 
b. 17GG; d. Aug. G, 1843; m. Timothy Dowd, Jr., of East Guil- 
ford, who d. May 28, 18:jG, aged 60. 

ix. Rebecca, b. 1731; m. Ebenezer Dudley, Sept. 16, 1750. 

5. Ebknezkk 3 MuNGER (John 2 Nicholas 1 ), o£ East Guilford, married 1st, 
Anne Scrantoii, May 27, 1717. She died April 20, 1725. 2d, 
Susannah Hubbard of lladdam, July (I, 1720. After his death she 
married Josiah Crampton of Guilford, Feb. 14, 173-5, who died Feb. 
12, 1770. She lived until March 2o, 1788. Ebenezer Munger's 
list in 17 1 C> was £'.'> 1. 

By his first wile, bis children wore : 
i. Ebicnigzeu, 4 b. Sept. 3, 1718; d. June 20, 1793; in. Anna Lee, 
daughter of Jonathan, May 3, 1712. She died Aug. 22, 1788. 
Their children were: 1. Anne, 6 b. Jan. 28, 1713 ; d. Dee. 28, 
1821 ; m. Caleb Dudley of Guilford, Jan. 18, 170".). He d. Sept. 
II, 1802, 2. Olive,, I). Oct. Hi, 1717; d. Dee. 3, 1800; in. Samuel 
Dudley of Guilford, Oct* 10, 171)7. lie d. Dee. 17, 181!). 3. 
.Ebenezcr, b. June 3, 1755; d. April 10, ls;51; m. Sarah Graves, 
daughter of Nathaniel. She d. Jan. 1831), aged 77. 4. Jesse, b. 
Aug. 20, 1757; d. 1840; lived at Bergen, N. Y., and m. Eliza 
Hotchkiss, daughter of David of Woodbury, who d. aged 89, 
Nov. 1845. 
ii. Caleb, b. Sept. 24, 1722; d. Feb. 15, 1797. Lived at North Bristol 
(now North Madison), and "was deacon in the church there; m. 
Sarah Stannard, Nov. 5, 1747. She d. July G, 1817. Their 
children were : 1. Sarah, 5 b. Oct. 19, 1748; m. Miles Hunger, 
her cousin, and d. Nov. 9, 1824. 2. Azubah, b. May 23, 1752; 
m. Benjamin Norton of Killingwortli, Rutland (?) and East 
Blooiniield. 3. Elias, b. Feb. 17, 1756, moved to Rutland, Vt., 
about 1798. 4. Hannah, b. Dec. G, 1757; m. Josiah Munger, 
her cousin. 5. Eber, b. March 10, 17G2; d. May 16, 183G; m. 
July 11, 1791, Clorinda Backus (1). June 25, 1770) , daughter of 
liev. Simon of North Bristol, who d. 1854. G. .Bela, b. June 1, 
17G6; d. Marclr 15, 1781. 
iii. RkfrijEN, b. March 28, 1725; removed to Norfolk, Connecticut, 
about 1770; m. June 18, 17*18, Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan 
Dudley of East Guilford. Their children were: 1. Nathaniel, 1 ' 


1000.] Nicholas Munyer of Guilford, Conn. A\) 

b. Jan. 30, 174'); removed to Norfolk 1769. 2. Abigail, b. Aug. 
30, 1750. 3. lleuben, b. April 22, 1752; d. April 15, 1753. 4. 
Ileutien,b. Feb. 26, 1751. 5. Jonathan, 1). Nuv. 30, 1755. 6. 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1758. 7, Elizur, b. 1760. 8. Edward. 9. 
Dudley. 10. Samuel. 
iv. Simeon, b. March 28, 1725; d. May 11, 1725. 

The only child of Ebenezer and Susannah (Hubbard) Munger 
was : 
v. Simeon, b. April G, 1727; d. March 16, 1815; lived in East Guil- 
ford; in. Sarah, daughter of Josiah Scranton, July 3, 1751. She 
d. Dec. 15, 1815, aged 83. Tlicir children "\vcro : 1. Simeon, 5 b. 
Dec. 7, 1752; d. Oct. 18:53. lie was a goldsmith, and lived in 
lieddkig, Connecticut; in. Lois Lyon there. 2. Copt. Josiah, b. 
Oct. 16, 1754; d. Aug. 1838; m. 1st, Anne Lee, daughter of 
Jonathan, March 22, 1780. She d. Nov. 8, 1799, aged 43; 2d, 
Hannah Coe, who d. June 14, 1837. 3. Mary, b. Nov. 3, 1750; d. 
June, 1840; m. 1st, Andrew Leete Stone of East Guilford, Jan. 
4, 1781. He d. Feb. 8, 1785. 2d, Samuel lloyt of East Guilford, 
who cl. Oct. 5, 182G. 4 Wyllys, b. Feb. 9, 17G1 ; d. Jan. 31, 
1835; in. Jan. 19, 1785, Hester Hand, daughter of Daniel, who 
died March 12, 1840, 'aged 85. 5. Mabel, b. Dec. 17, 1762; d. 
Nov. 19, 1833; in. Timothy Graves of East Guilford, May 20, 
1785. He d. Jan. 6, 184!), aged 90. 

G. Jonathan 3 Munoek (John, 2 Nicholas 1 ), lived in Woodbury, Con- 
necticut, and married 1st, Sarah Graves, .Jan. 4, 1721, who died 
Dec. 31, 1725; 2d, Aggephe Lewis, July 10, 1728. She died Feb. 
18, 1757. 

By his first wife, his children were : 

i. Jonathan, 4 b. Jan. 19, 1722; m. Lois Morse, Oct. 5, 1748, and 

had Elihu L., of Litchfield, 
ii. Sarah, b. Oct. 14, 1723; m. Joseph Wilcox, Sept. 17, 1754. 
iii. Daniel, b. Aug. 26, 1725. 

The children of Jonathan and Aggephe (Lewis) Munger were : 
iv. Benjamin, b. July 2, 1731. 
v. Ciieoe, b. Dec. 12, 1732; d. young. 
yi. Ciilok, b. June 2, 1734 ; in. Giles Kilbourne of Litchfield, a famous 

church builder, and d. Oct. 10, 1824. He d. Sept. 13, 1797. 
vii. Joel, b. Dec. 19, 1735. 

7. Josiah 3 Munger (John, 2 Nicholas 1 ), of East Guilford, married Eliza- 
beth Hubbard of Iladdam, July 24, 1727. She died March 10, 1778. 
Their children were : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. Nov. 1, 1728; d. Oct. 19, 173G. 

ii. Josiah, b. March 8, 1732; d. Sept. 1, 1752. 

iii. Timothy, b. Sept. 5, 1735; removed to New Durham, N. Y., in 
1785; m. 1st, Mabel Stevens, Nov. 20, 1757; 2d, liebeoca Evarts, 
Aug. 28, 1765 ; 3d, Lorain Murray. By his first wife he had: 
1. Timothy 5 I). Oct. 20, 1758. 2. Josiah, b. Oct. 2, 1700; d. 
Dee. 27, 1822; lived at North Bristol, and in. Dee. 9, 1785, his 
cousin, Hannah Muniier. 3. Linus, b. Oct. 30, 1763; m. 1st, 

Elizabeth Field, who d. April 2!), 1792; 2d, Julia ; lived 

at Claremont, N. II. By his first wife he had no children. The 
children of Timothy and Rebecca (Evarts) Munger were: 4. 
Eebecca, b. Dec. 19, 17G5. 5. Mabel, b. July 9, 17G9 ; d. Aug. 
25, 1771. G. Titus, b. Jan. 4, 1772; d. Aug. 25, 1772(?). 

iv. Miles, 4 I). May 31, 173!); d. Nov. 13, 1826: m. his cousin, Sarah 
Munger, and lived in North Bristol. Their children were: 1. 
Vhauucy, I). Aug. 16, 1708; d. Dee. 3, 1820; in. Jeruslui, daugh- 
ter of. Asa Dowd, who d. aged <;;{, in Feb., 1835, and lived in 
North Bristol. 2. Joel, b. Sept. 23, 1772; d. Sept. 15, 1838; 



50 Records of District of Carlisle, Mass. [Jan. 

ni. Mary Blachley, daughter of Joshua, Jan. 3, 1798. She d. 
June 17, 1838, aged 03. Tlicy lived in North Bristol (now 
North Madison). 3. Chloe, b. Julv 21, 1777; lived in Guilford 
and d. single. July 21, 1842. 4. Miles, b. Feb. 12, 1781 ; d. Feb. 
25, 185S; m. Rachel, daughter of John Grumley, June 2G, 1803. 
She d. April G, 18G2. They lived in Guilford. 

8. Samukl 8 Hunger, Jr. (Samuel, 2 Nicholas 1 ), lived in Guilford until 

172G, when he removed to Brimlield, Mass. lie married Dorothy, 
daughter of James Evarts, April C, 1710. 
Their children were : 

i. Sukkint, 4 b. Jan. 5, 1711. 
ii. Samuel, b. Oct. 5, 1712. 
iii. Elnatiian, b. July 24, 1714. 

9. Joskimi 8 Munger (Samuel, 2 Nicholas 1 ), was a shoemaker, and had a 

list of £35 in 171(5. He lived in Guilford and married 1st, 

Ingham ; 2d, Miriam Pond, Oct. G, 172(1. 
J>y his first wife he had : 

i. Samuel, 4 b. 

The children of Joseph and Miriam (Pond) Hunger were : 

ii. Billy, b. July 18, 1727. 

iii. Increase. 

iv. Amneu. 

v. I'niLir. 

10. James 8 ^Iitncjek (Samuel 2 Nicholas 1 ), of East Guilford, married 1st, 

Susannah Peyer, Dec. 18, 1723 ; 2d, Hannah. 

Of which wife his children were born is uncertain. They were : 

i. Sybill, 4 b. Aug. 2, 1725; m. Nathan Dudley, Jan. 7, 1748. 

ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 1729; in. Joseph Wilcox, Sept. 17, 1754. 

iii. Jamks, b. Feb. 18, 1732; lived in Bergen, N. Y. ; m. Irene Hill, 
(laughter of Dea. Timothy. Their children were: 1. Albert.* 
2. Emetine. 3. Irene, who d. of scarlet fever. 

iv. Levi, b. July 24, 173G. 

v. Timothy, b. Aug. ( J, 173'.). 

vi. Susannah, b. Nov. 24, 1741; d. July 18, 1763; m. Scloh Murray of 
East Guilford, who d. aged 81, April 14, 1820. 


Contributed by Hon RUT T. Swan, Commissioner of Public Kecords of Massachusetts. 

AriiiL 111, 17M, a part of (lie (own of Concord wan established 
as the District of Carlisle (Province Laws, Vol. iii., p. 721)), 
which was to have all the privileges of a town, excepting the privi- 
lege of choosing a representative to the General Court, in choosing 
whom the inhabitants were; to join with the inhabitants of Concord. 
October 6, 1758, the district was annexed to Concord (Mass. 
Archives, Vol. cxvii., p. 200). 


1 800.] Records of District of Carlisle, Mass. 5 1 

April 28, 1780, parts of Acton, Billefica, Chelmsford and Con- 
cord were established as the District of Carlisle, and by an Act 
of February 18, 1805, the district was made a town. 

A few of the records and papers belonging to the original dis- 
trict have recently come into my hands, and in them are found the 
entries which follow. Some of these can be found in the printed 
volume of births, marriages and deaths of Concord, taken from 
various sources, but others are probably not a matter of record in 
any other place. 

The Certificits of marriges which I have Given out in the year 1754 are 
as follows first to mr Benjamin Safford of New Epswich and Prudence 
Meluen of Carlisle have been Published agreeble to Law Dated August 
2G th 1754 John II art well Clerk for Carlisle 

This may cartifie that John Jones the third of Concord & Phebe Brewer 
of Carlisle have been Published agreeable to Law Dated October 21 Ul 1754 
alls John Hartwell Clerk for Carlisle 

This may C&vtftie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Benjamin 
Wood of Carlisle t£c mr Elizabeth Swallow of Chelmsford have been Pub- 
lished agreeable to Law Dated Carlisle march 25 th 1755 atts John Hart- 
well Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Samuel IIos- 
mer of Concord & mis Anne Parlin of Carlisle have been Published 
agreeable to Law Dated Carlisle march 25 th 1755 

atts John Hartwell Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen David Hartwell 
&, mis Rachel Woolley both of Carlisle have been Published agreeable to 
Law Dated Carlisle inarch 25 th 1755 atts John Hartwell Clerk for Car- 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Benjamin 
Wetherbe of Lunenburg & mis Kezia munroe of Carlisle have been Pub- 
lished agreeable to Law Dated Carlisle October 13 th 1755 Atts John 
Ha rt well Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Cartifie that the Porposal of marrige Betwen mr Ezra Blood 
of Carlisle & mis Lucy Kveleth of Sudbury have been Published agreeable 
to Law Dated Carlisle November 15 th 1700 

Atts John Hartwell Clerk for Carlisle. 

A Porpos of marriage Intended Betwen mr James Chandler of Concord 
and mis Mary AV nitaker of Carlisle 

Dated at Carlisle January 21 th 1756 

John I Iartwell Clerk for Carlisle 

This may Certilie that the Porposal of marriage Betwen mr. James 
Chandler of Concord and mis Mary Whitaker of Carlisle have been Pub- 
lished agreeable to Law Dated at Carlisle February 11 ' 175G 
atts John Hartwell Clerk for Carlisle 

A Record of sumo of the Death of Parsons who Died In Carlisle when I 
was Clerk is as follows viz 

Sarah Towiishan Departed lliis Life November the fourth l7o, r > & in the 
thirty year of her age 

Josiah Blood three children Departed this Life Some time in the Latter 
end of May or the first of June 1754 




52 Records of District of Carlisle, Muss. [Jan. 

Cap 1 Klc:i/,cr Meluen Departed this Life October 18 lh : 1754 In the fifteth 

Second year of his age. 

Kphrahn Stow wife; Departed this Life September 1 th : 1754 

Funis Blood Daughter of John Blood Departed this Life November 13 th : 


The widow Mary Melnen Departed this Life November the 20th: 1754 
Simon Farrar Son of Jonathan Farrar Departed Life September 13 tb : 


Deborah Longly Departed this Life December 15 th : 1754 

Lois Puller Daughter of Jonathan Puller & Mary his wife Departed this 

Life December 30* h : 1754 

Mr. Eleazer Brown Departed this Life April 3 th : 1755 In the seventy 

ninth year of his age &c 

Mr David Whitaker Departed this Life April 8 th : 1755 In the eighty 

first year of his age 

Benjamein Brown Lost two children April 2 & 3 th : 1755 

Sarah Flagg wife of Joseph Flagg Departed this Life April 19 th : 1755 

& in the fifty six year of her age &e 

Luke Davis Son of Nehemiah Davis & Dorothy his wife Departed this 

Life October 13 th ; 1755 

A Record of the Birth of Sume of the Children of Carlisle that was Born 
when 1 was Clerk : April 1754 &c Viz as follows 

Joshua Meluen Son of Cap* Eleazer Meluen & Mary his wife was Born 
March tli 5 th : 1754 

Nathan Farrar Son of Henry Farrar & Sarah his wife was Born Decem- 
ber th : 1742 

Ebenezer Farrar Son of Henry Farrar & Sarah his wife was Born 
October 9 th : 1745 

Samuel Brown Son of Deca Ephraim Brown & Abigail his wife was Born 
February L8 Ul : 1752 

John llodgman Son of John Hodgman & Lois his wife was Born Janu- 
ary the fourth : 1 755 

John llartwell Son of Simon Hartwell & Mary his wife was Born April 
10 th : 1753 

Mary llartwell Daughter of Simon Ilatwell & Mary his wife was Born 
August 18 th ': 1755 

Lucy Tempel Daughter of Benjamin Temple & Abigail his wife was 
Born May 14 th : 1755 

Dolly Davis Daughter of Nehemiah Davis & Dorothy his wife was Born 
June 22 th : 1755 

Ephraim Farrar Sou of Ephraim Farrar & Mary his wife was Born 
December 17 th : 1755 

Marey Buttrirk Daughter of Samuell Buttrick & Elizabeth his wife was 
Born October l() ,h : 1755 

Ildphzibali Brown Daughter of Boza Brown & Hannah his wife was 
Born December 28 th : 1755 

Rachel Harris Daughter of Jonathan Harris & Mary his wife was Born 
July 15th : 1755 

Sarah Hartwell Daughter of David llartwell & Raehel his wife was Born 
September 5"' ; | 757 

Simon llartwell son of Simon Hartwell & Mary his wife was Born Octo- 
ber 3"' 1 7 . > 7 


1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. b'6 

Mary Brown Daughter of lioza Brown & Hannah his wife was Born 
September 3 th : 1754 

William Buttrick son of Samuell Buttribk & Elizabeth his wife was Born 
July 13 th : 1754 

Mary Buttrick Daughter of Samuell Buttrick June & Lucy his wife was 
Born December 8 Ul 1754 

Hephzibah Parlin Daughter of John Parlin Juner & Margret his wife 
was born February 22 th : L753 

Betty Kibbe Daughter of Samuell Kebbe & Elizabeth his wife was born 
July 18 th : 174G 

Molley Kibbe Daughter of Samuell Kibbe & Elizabeth his wife was 
Born April 22 th : 1751 

Bulah Kibbe Daughter of Samuell Kibbe & Elizabeth his wife was Born 
October 21 th : 1753 

Hephzibah Earrah Daughter of Olever Farrar & Mary his wife was Born 
March 15 th : 1754 

David Meluen Son of David Meluen & Abigal his wife was Born Decem- 
ber 19 th : 1751 

Samuell. Meluen Son of David Meluen & Abigal his wife was Born 
April 25 th : 1754 

Jonathan Palmer Son of Jonathan Palmer & Elizabeth his wife was 
Born June 2 th : 1754 

Luke Davis Son of Nehemiah Davis & Dorothy his wife was Born June 
16 th : 1754 

David llartwell Son of David Hartwell & Rachel his wife was Born 
October 14 th : 1759 


By Edw. Douiii.kday Harms, Esq., of New York City. 
[Continued from Volume 03, page 416.] 

Shelter Island. 

Shelter Island, situated in the waterway between the two eastern penin- 
sulas of Long Island, and equidistant from the towns of Southold and 
Easthampton, is of very irregular .shape, with an extreme length in one 
direction of about six miles, and in the other of about four. Formerly be- 
longing to Southold, in 1730 it was incorporated as a separate township. 
The Sylvesters were, for a time, its sole owners, parting with portions in 
1G95 to William Nicholl and George Havens. 

The burial ground from which these inscriptions were taken is near the 
geographical centre of the island. It is in two parts, the larger being on 
the south side of the road, and opposite the Presbyterian church edifice, 
while the smaller is in the rear of that building, and on the north side 
of the road. All epitaphs of date prior to 1800, which were found there in 
August, 1881, are here printed. A small private ground of the Nicoll 
Family, ahout three miles to the south, contained in 18813 no old inscrip- 



f) I Ancient Burial- ■Grounds of Long Island. [Jan. 

In Memory of 

MAJi'Y, wife of 


who died Juno 30fcii, 

171)2, in the {JOth year 

of her age. 

Elizabeth y e Daughter of George & Jemima Daval died Dec. 13 th 1759 Aged 9 

FRANCES Daughter of James & Elizabeth Havens; died Aug 1 10 th 17G3 in 
the 2 (1 year of her Age. 

SARAH Daughter of James and Elizabeth Havens ; died Aug 1 21 8t 1790 In the 
5 th year of her Age. 

Time each moment plays 
His little weapon in the narrow 

of sweet dome/tick Comfort 

and cuts down 
the fair-eft Bloom of fublunary 



Son of 

James & Elizabeth 


was drowned Oct r G th 1789 

In the 13 tl1 year of his Age 

(together with Mr. Samuel Stratten 

to whom he was Apprentice) 

They were lovely in their Lives 

And in their Death 

were not -Devilled. 

In Memory of 

M r William Havens In Memory of 

who departed this Life Defire wife of 

May y° 4 th 17(i3 William Havens 

In the 44 th Year & Daughter of William 

of his Age & Sarah Havens who 

died NOV 5' u 1771 

In Memory of in the 22 i1 year of her ag e 

Sarah Wife of . the llifing Morning can't 

William Havens Affure 

who died Oct r 8 th that we f hall end the day 

17G9 for death ftands ready 

Aged 50 Years at the door 

to fiezc our lives away. 

Sacred to the Memory 

of Mifs Elmira Havens, 

Daughter of Obadiah 

and Thebe Havens, 
who departed this life 
Feb. 27, 1779 in the 24 
year of her age. 
With calmferenityfhe clos'd 
Iter eyes 
On fitblunary things. 
Her foul took Jlight'to worlds 
beyond the flcies 
On bright cherubic wings 


1H00.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 

I lore lyes y e Body of 

Pbcbe Havens Dau tr 

of M r William & M» 

Sarah Havens, Who 

Died Oeto br y e 28 tu 

1752 in y u 4 th Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 
M 1 ' 8 Anna Fofdiek 

Wife of 

Doet r Tho 8 Fofdiek 

of New London 

and Daughter of 

Jonathan Havens Efq r 

of this Ifland, 

who Died Sept 24* 1782 

Aged 53 Years. 


Jemima the Wife of 

M r George Daval 

who diod July y e 8 th 

A.D. 17G1 in y e GG tl1 

Year of her Age. 

Here lyes y e Body of 

Mary Ann Fofdiek Daug tr 

of M r Thomas & M 1 ' 8 Anna 

Fofdiek, Who Died Jan'r 11 th 1753 

Aged 10 Months & 12 Days 

Save fruitlefs tears & weep no more 

this Babe's not loft but gone before 

Death's a Haven towards which 

all winds drive 

And where at laft eaeh 

Mortal muft arrive. 

In Memory of 

Obadiah Havens 

who died Aug 1 22* 


in the 40 th year 

of his Age 

Blefsed are the Dead 

that Die in the Lord 


Memory of 



HA VENS who died 

April 25 th 1791 

aged 14 years 

and 10 mo. 

In Memory of 

who died 

Auir. 22, 1787 

^E. 40. 

Caleb Havens Sally B. Havens 

Son of Daughter of 

Augustus & Augustus & 

Esther Havens Esther Havens 

died May 28 th 17U8 died Nov. 14 th 1801 
aged 1 month. aged 1 year 5 mo. 

and 10 days. 
Sleep lovely babes till Jefus comes 
To raife his armyes from the tombs. 

Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

m™ Frances Baker wife 

to M r Eitiraim Baker 

who died April 24 th 


Aged 21 Years 

In Memory of 

M r Jonathan Havens 

who died Nov l bt 

AD. 1774 

in the (50 th year 




ent Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 



Ellenor y u Wife of 

Thomas Terry & formerly 

y e Wife of George Havens 

died Novem r y e 7 th 1747 

in y e 93 d year 

of Her age 


of Hannah y e Wife 

of Jonathan Havens 

who died Aug Kt y e 4 th 

1754 in y° 66 th Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

M™ Margaret Havens 

the Daughter of M r JONATHAN 

& M rs Catherine Havens 

who was Born Sunday Decern 1 " 

the G th 1741 & departed 

this Life on Thurfdav the 

23 rd of Septem 1 "- 1762 

Aged 20 Years 2 Months & 7 days 


of M r Jonathan Havens 

who died Aug fct y e 5 tb 

1748 in y e 08 th year 

of his age 

In Memory of M rs 
Catharine Havens 

the wife of M r 

Jonathan Havens 

who died May 4 h 

AD. 1779 

in the 70 th year 

of her Age. 

In Memory of 

M 1 ' 8 Sarah Havens 

the Virtuous Wife of 

M r Nicoll Havens 

who Departed this Life 

the 4 th Day of Auguft 

Anno Domini 17G7 in the 

37 th Year of her Age 

In Memory of 

Easter Havens 

Daivof M r Nicole & m™ 

Sarah Havens who was 

born Monday y° -1"' of Sept 1 ' 

1759 & departed this life 

on Wednesday the 4 th of 

Aug st 1762 Aged 2 

Years 11 Months 

In Memory of 
Henrietta Havens 

Daughter of 
M r Nicoll and M ra 

Defire Havens 

who died April 10 th 

AD 1784 

in the 3 d year 

of her Aije 

[On white marble horizontal tablet on five supports.] 

t&Wlt ^tone i$ everted 

In Memory of 

Jonathan Nicoll Havens, Efq r 

a IvepivlVntative in the Congrefs 

of the United States', lie was efteemed 

by a numerous acquaintance as a 

man of fuperior talents and 

erudition, a Philosopher, Statefman, 

and Patriot, and died greatly 

lamented Ocf 25 th AD 1799, 

in the 42 d year of his age. 


1900.1 Ancient JJurial- Grounds of .Long Inland. f>7 

[On brown-stone horizontal tablet supported by live columns. J 

In Memory of 


who died Sept' 7" 1 AD 1783 

in the 51 ft yearof bis age 

In Memory of 

SARAH, contort of 


Who died Auguft 4 th AD. 1707 

in the 37 th year of her age. 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Wat f on, Son of Jofeph Havens 

Mr. Nicoll & Mrs. Son of M r 

Defirc Havens M r Jofeph and M ra 

■who died Jemima Havens 

March 11th 1785, who died Oct 1 13 th 

in the Gth Year AD 177."), 

of his Age in the 1 th year 

of his Age. 

[On slate tablet inserted in brown-stone table-tomb.] 
In Memory of 

M rb Mary Havens 

the Virtuous Wife 


M r Joseph Havens 

who departed this Life 

the 20 th day of Aug" 

Anno Domni 17G8 

In the 76 th year 

of her Age. 

In Memory of 

In Memory of M r8 Jemima Havens 

M r Jofeph Havens the wife of M r 

Who died May Jofeph Havens 

AD 1775 Who died May 18 

in the Gl sl year A\) 1772 

of his Age in the 28 lh year 

of her Age 


In memory of 


SON OF M r of Patience y u Wife 

n n . lw . n . ,,. of M' George Havens 

M.F911GB & M«- who died May y' 30«» 

PATIANCE HAVENS 17G2 in the 38 th Year 
DIED DECR Y e 2»1754 of her Age 



James (Jon k ling 

In Memory 

son of M r of Ruth ye Wife of 

TlIOMAS & M r8 William Havens 

Rachel Conk ling 

who died Feb 18 

DIED Oct' 23i> 1754 Year of her '!we 


5 MONTHS & 13 D* 


58 Ancient Burial-Grounds of Long Island. [Jan. 

In Memory of IN MEMORY of 

John Havens Elizabeth the Wife 

who was drown of Benjamin Woodruff 

cd Oet br G th 1789 who died Novem 1 ' 11 

in the 34 lU year AD 1760 Aged 

of his Age GO Years 

In Memory of 

Debrqaii Parker 
]>an r of M r Abraham & 
M» Mary Parker who 

died Octo* the 10 th 17G1 
Aged 2 Years 
1 M on 111 & 2 Days 
Sweet Soul we leave the to thy reft 
Injoye thy Jcsns & thy God 
tell wee from bands of ("lay Releaft, 
Spring out & Clime the Shiueing Road 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Sarah Mains Frankling Davall 

Wife of Son of William 

Henry Ilains Davall Jun r & Mary 

who died Davall he departed 

Oef 28 th 170G this Life Dec 1 " 1G"' 

aged 41 years AD 1780 Aged 2 

Alfo years 4 months & 

her infant Henry aged 4 days 

5 months was inter'd Memento Mori 
by her fide 

[On two slate tablets, each 18x25 inches, leaded into the top of a brown-stone 
table-tomb on live supports.] 

Here lies Interred the Remains of M rs 
Mary Sylvester the virtuous Confort 
of Brindley Sylvester Efq. who departed 
this Life March the 1 st 1750/1 in the 
40 th year of her Age. 
Here lies Interr'd the Remains 
who Departed this Life December the 
24 th 1752 In the 59 th year of his Age. 

[On a marble tablet set into the top of a brown-stone table-tomb.] 


In Memory of 


who died Sep. 20, 1785 

aged 05 years. 

In Manor <i of 

MARY DERING relict of 

Tito. Dering and daughter 

of Brinley & Mart) Sylvester 

'who died Aug. 19, 1794 

aged 70 years. 



1 !>()().] Ancient Rurial- Grounds of Long Island. 59 

Sylvester Manor. 

At the northern part of the Island, and near the oltl Manor House of the 
Sylvesters, is the small family burial ground, containing in 1899 the table- 
tomb recently erected, and a few ancient brown-stone stones. This is 
probably the oldest burial place of the Island. The grave stones of the 
members of the Sylvester family were removed to the church yard in the 
middle of the Island many years ago.* 

[On horizontal tablet of Table-tomb.] 






A.D. 1(>(JG; 



















IN J ssi 


1610. ^ov a '^Memorial igso. 

[Under the table.] 

THOMAS BRINLEY, Ring's Auditor, married ANNE WASE. 





[* The inscriptions from the family ground have been furnished through the cour- 
tesy of Miss Cornelia Horsford of Cambridge, and Miss Belle Preston, the librarian of 
the Shelter Island Public Library.] 
[" VOL. LIV. 5 




GO Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [Jan, 














[On the South Steps.] 

Of the sufferings for conseience' sake of friends of 


Most of whom sought shelter here, including 


Founder of the Society of Quakers, 

And of his followers, 



Who were executed on Boston Common; 

[On East Steps.] 


Despoiled, imprisoned, starved, whipped, banished, 

Who fled here to die; 

[On North Steps.] 

DANIEL GOULD, bound to the Gun-carriage and lashed, 

EDWARD WHARTON, » The much Scourged," 


HUMPHREY NORTON, "The; Branded," 

JOHN ROUS, " The Maimed," 

GILES SYLVESTER, " The Champion," 

RALl'll GOLDSMITH, "The Shipmaster," 

SAMUEL SIIATTUCK, of " The King's Missive," 


[On West Steps.] 

The Puritan in his pride, overcome by the faith of the Quaker, gave 



The Blood and the Spirit of Victor and Vanquished alike are the Glory of 


Samuel Iludfou Here lyes y e Body of 

Son of M r Samuel Elizab th Hudfon Dau tr 

and M rs Grifevel of M r Samuel & M rs 

Hudfon Died Oct br Grifevel Hudfon Who 

7 th 1738 Aged 11 Died Sep* 21 st 1738 Aged 

years & -1 month' 1 -1 years 10 mou ts & 11 Da 8 

Nathaniel Hutfon In memory of 

Son of M' Samuel . M M Mary Brown 

& M'*Gfifeell Belect of Capt. 

Hutfon died May Daniel Brown 

y c 20 th 1733 in who died 

ye 7th Year of Sep r 5 th 17'J(J 

His Age in the 81 year 

of her aire 

l!M)0.] Ancikrit Burial- Grounds of Long Inland. 01 


In memory of Here Lyes buried 

dipt Daniel llrown y u Uody of M' 

who died July 12 Jonathan llutson 

■ AD. 17m; W1i<> Dec' 1 April 5 th 

in the 77 year Anno Dom L729 

of hi> Age aged 71 years 

Here I.I. thy* Hotly of Here lieth y<= body of 

ll:iniiali \ c wife of Hannah y" daughter 

Dnnl.el It row n died of Daniel & Hannah 

Sepleio' y* 8 17;il Brown died l-Ybi-y 

in >■ u;D year of y v ' 2i> 17U2 

her tige aged U M° 

Kbenezer y° Son 

of Daniel £ Mary 

IJrown ilied April 

y 25 17 11 Aged 

a years 7 M>> 

& 15 Days 

[The epitaph of John Ivuowling, aged 7;5 years, is, for other particulars, illegible.] 


Ok the two peninsulas forming the eastern end of Long Island, one half 
the length of the longer, terminating in what is known as Montauk Point, 
constitutes, with Gardiner's Island to the eastward, the township of East- 
hainpton. From west to east this main portion of the town is twenty-three 
miles in length, its south side being an unbroken, straight stretch of beach, 
pounded unceasingly by the waves ot' the Atlantic Ocean. More than twelve 
miles of the easterly end consists of only a range of low sand hills, aver- 
aging hardly a mile in width, and containing no villages. Just west of this 
the land abruptly widens to six miles or more, the northern line broken by 
deep harbors from Gardiner's l>ay. Within this wider portion of the town- 
ship lie the principal villages, Amagansett, Easthampton and Wairtscott. 

The home of the whale fishers, Amagansett, the eastern village of the 
township, is within sound of the ocean surf at the great south beach, and 
three miles east of the principal settlement, Easthampton. Its wide main 
street is crossed by another, leading to the ocean, and at their junction is 
the old burying ground, containing in 1887 the following inscriptions ante- 
dating 1 800. 


Men lory of 


who (lied 
Dec 5 th 171)7 
aged 84 years 

In Memory of In Memory of 

Mrs. Elizabeth Deb- Mary y e Wife of 

hie Wife; of Mr. Lewis Conkllng 

Thorn us Debbie who died Novem* 

who died y° 15"' 1752 in y" 

,)an lv eOth 1781) 7(5 Ul Year of 

Aged 7i Years of [sic] her Age 


Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 


In Memory of 
Samuel Mid ford 

who died 
June 15 th 1795 
in the 82 d year 

of his age 

In Memory of 

Mary y e Wife 

of Elias Mul ford 

who died July 

29 th 1762 in 

ye 7 in Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

Lewis Colliding 

died Octob r y° 2 1 ' 

A.l). 171<; in y e 71 th 

year of his Age 

In Memory 


Wife of 


departed this life 

Nov r 7 th 1783 

In the G8* h Year 

of her Age 


M'- Elias Mul ford 

who died Nov 1 

2' 1 1700 in the 

75 th Year of 

his Age 

[To be continued. 


Communicated by a Descendant of Capt. John Shebman. 

Of these "Wills the leading one is that of Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, 
dated January 20, 1550, and proved in 1551. 

He had money and plate and a large landed property, having the Manors 
of lioyden and Hoyden Tuft with appurtenances in Royden and Bresing- 
hani, with lauds, tenements, meadows, pastures, woods, weyes, with rever- 
sions and hereditaments, in Koyden, Bresingham, and Diss* in Norfolk, and 
in Yaxley, L\ye, Thrandeston and Little Thornliam in Suffolk, with the 
manors of Eye and Eye Hall. He was Lord of these Manors. " A manor 
may contain one or more villages or hamlets, or only part of a village. It 
may be compounded of divers things, as of a house, arable land, pasture, 
meadow, woods, rent, advowson and such like. It is a noble sort of fee, 
part granted to tenants and part reserved to the lord and his family. The 
whole fee was termed a lordship ; of old a barony, from whence the court 
that is always an appendant to the manor is called the court-baron, which 
had jurisdiction over the misdemeanors and disputes of tin: tenants within 
the manor, and cognizance pf the customs of the manor. A manor is 
always claimed by prescription, by long continuance of time, beyond the 
memory of man." How long these manors had been held by the Shermans 
has not been ascertained, but it is not improbable that the ancestors of 
Thomas Sherman for two or three generations had lived in that part of 
Suffolk and Norfolk. 

*Diss is on the river Wavcny, which separates the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. 
N early all the places in Norfolk and Suffolk mentioned in these Wills ;irc within five 
or siv miles ot Diss. 



lliOO.] Wills of flic Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. G3 

lie names in his will his wile .lane, — perhaps his second wife. In the 
Waller IVdigive in the visitation* oi Snffollc, 1561, it is stated that Jane, 
daughter oi" ,'iulm Waller of Wortham in Suffolk and Margaret Tliorolde of 
Tlioruham in Suffolk, married Thomas Sherman; and William Sherman, a 
son of Thomas, eonlirins this Sherman marriage, l>y a bequest in his will 
15s.; to iti's uncle .lohn Waller. He provides amply tor his wife in lieu of 
dowi r, and uinong oiln t bequests gives her lour horses at her choice with 
room in the stable for them. It will he remembered that in 1550 all trav- 
elling in ICnglaud was on loot or on horseback. 

Tin- t< -tator nanus nine sons. Of these Thomas, son and heir, Richard 
and dohu Were 21 and over and married when their father made his will, 
lb m \ and William were t<> receive their legacies when they came out of 
their appreiitieehood. As this relation generally arises between minors and 
U'lulK it mas he interred that both were under age in 1550, but this is not 
eoneht \\i ■, for a person over the age of 21 may be an apprentice and hind 
hinwit .i-^ Mieh, ami there are eases where this is known to have been done. 
Anthony, Francis, Bartholomew and James were Under age at the date of 
tleu father's will, lie gives most of his silver and plate to his wife for f 
life and then to Thomas, but each of his sons is to have a silver spoon. 

ii'.t he directs his three youngest sons to be sent to " scole and other 
learning " and provides carefully for this expense, doubtless his other sons 
had the schooling and other learning of the times, lie secures an annuity 
to his sister — apparently his only sister — and gives a legacy to each of her 
children, married and unmarried. 

It appears from the Yaxley Pedigree in the visitation of Suffolk 1561, 
that Elizabeth, daughter of Anthony Yaxley of Melles and Elizabeth Gar- 
ueys of Kenton in Suffolk, married Thomas Sherman. This is Thomas the 
son and heir. lie had his father's landed estate and lived in Yaxley in 
the family home. He was Jiving there in 1575, when his nephew Robert 
made his will. He died there, probably in 1585, as the Parish Register of 
Yaxley records the burial 1585 September, of Thomas Sherman, Gentle- 
man. He had a son Thomas and other children, as among Skinner Com- 
pany apprenticeships is this entry: " (1517) 1 Ed. VI Pentecost. Edward 
Shoreman s. of Thomas of Yaxley, Suffolk, Gent. A pp. to Nicholas Marshe, 
pit. and skinner, 7 years" (Mis. (Jen. et Herald. Vol, I. Third Series, p. 
21!)). The will of Anthony Yaxley of Melles, proved 20 Nov. 1558, eon- 
linns this Sherman marriage. 

The will of Richard Sherman, gentleman, the second son, was proved 9 
May, 1587. He lived in Diss where his father had lands. lie seems to 
have prospered and acquired property. He may have lived a part of the 
year in London, for he had a lease of a house in London which he devises, 
with all the furniture thereto belonging:, to his wife Margaret. He men- 
tions no children and seems to have left no issue, for he makes his nephew 
Nicholas, son of his brother John, his principal heir, with legacies to nephews 
and nieces. To his niece Margaret Gojfe 20 shillings. Among his bequests 
is one of five pounds to his nephew Thomas Sherman, son of his brother 

If, as is highly probable, this brother Henry is Henry Sherman of Col- 
chester, a tabular pedigree of some of whose descendants is given in the 
Register, Vol. 51, page <>07, then here is a son not mentioned in Henry's 
will (probably because he had given him his portion in his life time), a son, 

* The visitations mentioned in this article arc Ilarleian Society Publications. 

G4 W%U* of the Shermans of Yaxley , JEng. [Jan. 

whose sons (if lie had any) are not taken into account in the "process of 
elimination", by which the parentage of Capt. John Sherman is attempted 
to he determined in the Register, Vol. 51, on page <">12. 

The will of John Sherman, gentleman, the third son, was proved 21 
Nov., 1587. lie lived for a time in Bramford, a parish a few miles from 
Ipswich, and afterwards in Ipswich. He appears to have been a prudent, 
careful man, for the ten pounds bequeathed to his children James and Eliza- 
beth in 1575, by their brother Robert, becomes in 15<S7 seventy pounds. 
His will directs that his son James and daughter Elizabeth shall each be 
paid seventy pounds in discharge of the legacy given them by their brother 
Robert. He had a daughter Jane who married Robert Toulson. He 
makes his son Nicholas residuary legatee, and devisee and sole executor. 
His rich brother William who died in 1583 made him one of the overseers 
of his will, giving him a legacy of £6 13s 4d. 

It is almost certain that Henry Sherman, the fourth son, is Henry Sher- 
man of Colchester, whose will is dated January 20, 1589, and was proved 
25 July, 1590.; an abstract of it is given by Mr. Waters in the Register, 
Vol. 50, page 281. There is nothing in this abstract to indicate Henry's 
parentage or place of birth. Me does not mention a brother — most of them 
were dead when he made his will. It- is, however, disappointing, that these 
testators, when .mentioning their brother Henry or their uncle Henry, did 
not add some, word of description, such as of Dedham or Colchester, or give 
some fact which would conclusively settle this question. Uut there is noth- 
ing in these wills to disprove this identity, and there is good evidence that 
Henry of Colchester was one of the Yaxley Shermans, though the evidence 
may not be sufficient perhaps to be conclusive. It has already been given 
in the Register, Vol. 51, page 857, where the Dedham Shermans, sons of 
Samuel Sherman, a grandson of Henry of Colchester, are said in 1GG0, by 
one who had good reasons for informing himself on this point, "to be 
originally extracted from Yaxley in Suffolk" ; and further, the Arms of the 
Shermans of Fssex, as recorded in the College of Arms, are the same with 
slight variation as the Arms of the Yaxley Shermans. 

William Sherman, the fifth son, was a citizen and grocer of London, but 
when he made his will 2«S Male, 1583, inhabiting in Ipswich, where it is 
said u are more gentry than any other town in the county except St. Kd- 
nu'uuls luuv, owing to its large streets, good company and plenty of all sorts 
ot provisions." His will was proved 9 August, 1583. He died June 1, 
15s;!. The late lvev. Henry 1>. Sherman of Esopus, N. Y\, who spent a 
good deal of time in England in genealogical research, writes : 

"St. Stephens (church) Ipswich. In 1852 I found there a brass plate 
with this remaining of the inscription, viz. : 2 shields of Arms, one of Sher- 
man (of Yaxley) and the other of Sherman impaled with Arms of Lany 
. . .... Here buried the bodye of Will 1 " Sher- 
man Gent / who deceased the lirst day of June / in the year of our Lord 


lie married Faith Lany, daughter of Richard Lany, who in his will 
proved 1538, styles himself citizen and scryvoner of London, and declares 
he has written this his present will with his owne hand. He gives to Kath- 
arine Lany and Faith Lany, his daughters, being now "younglings," live 
pounds to each. 

William Sherman forgives his brother Henry all debts he may owe; him 
and bequeaths to him a ring worth forty shillings. 

To my other brothers (showing they too wen; living in 1583) Thomas 

1!K)0.J Wilis of the Shermans of Yaxley, Encj. G5 

Sherman, Richard Sherman, Francis Sherman and Bartholomew Sherman, 
to each a ring worth forty shillings. To every of my said brothers children 
and to the children of my brothers John Sherman and Anthony Sherman, 
ten shillings a piece at twenty one or marriage. He makes Ids brother 
John one of the 'overseers of Ins will. His brothers Anthony and dames 
had deceased. lie gives to his wife Faith for life, lands, tenements and 
manors in Ilorham, Allynton, Rye & Yaxley in Suffolk} with remainder to 
his oldest son John to whom he also devises land in the County of Lincoln, 
and legacies to his sons Kichard and William and daughters Kli/iln tie A I nr- 
garet and Faith. To his unci', John Waller, a ring worth twenty shillings. 
Faith Sherman, widow of William, remained in Ipswich. Her will ia 
dated Sept. 12, 1605, and was proved May (5, 1607. Her burial is thus 
recorded in the Parish Register 'of St. Stephens, Ipswich. Faith Sherman, 
widow, was buried the 2(5 day of February, 1606. 

The will of Anthony Sherman, gentleman, the sixth son, is dated I Sept., 
1582, and was proved 10 January, lo<S;>. He lived in Royden, where his 
father had houses and lands, desires to be buried in the parish church of 
Royden. Bequests to the poor of Hoyden, Diss and Yaxley. His wife 
and son William to be executors. His brother Thomas Sherman to be 
overseer, in whose care Anthony's legacy of 10 pounds was placed by their 

In the Grey Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, Io77, and in the Sherman 
Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, 1612, Francis Sherman, one of the sons 
of Thomas, is said to have married Sibbell Gray, daughter of Thomas Grey 
of Gosewolde Hall, in Thrandeston in Suffolk, and according to the Sher- 
man Pedigree had issue Alexander son and heir. This is doubtless Francis 
Sherman of Blowuorton in Norfolk, gentleman, the seventh son, whose will 
is dated 21 October, 44 Eliz (1602). He gives to the poor of Yaxley, 
makes his son Alexander executor, who proved the will at London 27 No- 
vember, 1605. 

There is no doubt hut that we have the wills of five of the sons of Thomas, 
namely, Richard, John, William, Anthony and Francis. 

Whether the will hereinafter given of James Sherman of Yaxley, dated 
14 of January, 15'74, and proved 2o Sept. 1577, is the will of James the 
ninth son of Thomas, cannot be positively determined, lucre is no trace 
of Bartholomew the eighth son later than his brother William's will, 1583, 
unless he is the person mentioned in the will of a Thomas Sherman of Ste- 
ven in Suffolk, dated 1593, proved 1504, who speaks of his kinsman Bar- 
tholomew Sherman. 

The will of Robert Sherman, now servant with John Edwards, citizen 
and vinterer of London, son of John, and grandson of Thomas Sherman, is 
dated 12 April, L5'75, and was proved 17 April, 1576. lie was a young 
man, successful in business and left a good estate in money, plate and jew- 
els, lie bequeaths to his well loved uncle Anthony Sherman, 10 pounds, 
and to his own brothers Nicholas and James and to his sisters Margaret, 
Denys, Elizabeth and Anna Sherman, 10 pounds each. To his uncle llen- 
rie Sherman L'3 pounds 6 shillings and eight pence, makes him supervisor 
and overseer of his will, forgives his uncle Bartholomew Sherman the eight 
pounds he owes him. To his cousin Thomas Sherman, son of his uncle 
Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, a ring of gold with a stone in it. His father, 
John Sherman, residuary legatee and executor. 

The will of Nicholas Sherman of Romford, Co. Fssex, gentleman, is 
dated 21 Nov., 1020, and was proved KS January, L620-1. lie is another 


60 Wills of the Sliermaws of Yaxley, fing. [Jan. 

.son of John and grandson of Thomas Sherman. This we know, because 
he gives a legacy of 5 pounds to his sister Margaret Goffe, widow. And 
his uncle Richard gives a legacy to his niece Margaret Goffe. J lis father 
had lived in Braniford. The testator directs his house in Bramford be sold 
to pay legacies. 

The will of John Sherman of Yaxley, dated 10 August, 1504, and proved 
13 December in same year, quite possibly may be the will of the father of 
Thomas of Yaxley. He had lands in Yaxley and Diss, lie had an only 
son Thomas and an only daughter Margaret. Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, 
in his will provides an annuity for his sister Loekwood, but does not give 
her christian name. Most of these testators take the style — Gentleman. 
A gentleman in England in the time of Elizabeth has been defined to be 
"one who without any title, bears a coat of Arms and is known to be de- 
scended from ancient families that have; always borne a coat of arms." 

Henry and William, two of the sons of Thomas, were rich. Nearly all 
their brothers acquired property, and apparently were in easy circumstances, 
with more of the comforts of life in their homes than they had in their 
childhood in the rude abundance of their Yaxley home. 

Sneh families, and there were many such in every comity, made England 
rich, and gave to her honor and strength. It is seldom that one can know 
more of the eireiinislanees and kind of life of all of the members of a large 
family, living in England ooO years ago, none of them persons of rank or 
in public station, than is known of Thomas Sherman of Yaxley and his 
sons. In the next century when " God sifted a whole nation that he might 
send choice grain over into this wilderness," it is known that fourteen men 
and women of this man's seed came to New England. Two of the fourteen 
were Samuel Sherman of Stratford and Stamford and Capt. John Sherman 
of Watertown ; among whose descendants are William Tecumseh Sherman, 
John Sherman, Roger Sherman and his grandsons Roger S. Baldwin, E. 
Rockwood Hoar, William M. Evarts, George F. Hoar; men conspicuous 
in the nation and in its history for distinguished public service. 

The Sherman Pedigree of five generations in the visitation of Leicester- 
shire, 1619, begins with Thomas Sherman of Yaxley. 

Arms. Or, a lion rampant sable, charged on the shoulder with an annu- 
let for difference, between three oak leaves vert. 

Crest. A sea-lion sejant argent, guttee de poix, tinned or. 

The Pedigree gives Thomas Sherman nine sons as named in his will, but 
notices chieliy the descendants Of William Sherman, the tilth sou of Thomas. 
As these Arms are differenced with an annulet, which is the mark used by 
a fifth son (all the sons having the right to bear the paternal Anus), to dis- 
tinguish his own Arms from the Arms of his father and brothers, it may be 
regarded as evidence that his father bore these Arms. The original Return 
in the Herald's College has the signature "John Sherman," and with this 
notation: ''peremptorily denies or fees." The only John Sherman in this 
Pedigree that could have signed the Return is John, the son of William, 
who married Anna Cave. lie was nearly (50 years old in 1(519. lie 
never supposed thai any one living 2H0 years alter him would be curious 
to know why he refused, and peremptorily, to pay the Herald's fees. 
A i'ac simile of his signature may be seen at tin; end of the Visitation of 
Leicestershire, 1 (ill). 

He lived in "the Newarko juxta Leicester," a site of some of the best 
houses in or near the town. According to the Visitation his oldest son 
William was o 1 years old in Hill). l'ossihly he is the William Sherman 

liKK). | Witti of the Shtrmans of Yoxleij, Hug. (57 

who was tlio friend in England of Rev. Francis Higginson. The family 
of Cave of Pickwell and Leicester, into which John Sherman married, was 
an old and prominent oik;. Itn Pedigree is given in the Visitation. It 
seems probable I hat some of the family sympathized with tin; Puritans. 

It wits the bk devout Lady ( 1 ave" who persuaded Rev. Francis Higginson 
to preach the sermon before the General Assizes, in Leicester, in place of 
the Doctor of Divinity, who having been nominated three months before- 
hand by the Sheriff to preach on that occasion, was so incompetent that he 
could not prepare a sermon. His friends whom he consulted in his per- 
plexity advised him to call on Mr. Higginson to do it for him. 1 nis, of 
course, he was very reluctant to do, being violently opposed to him and 
having threatened to drive him out of the town, but the night before the 
Assize began he sent his wife to Lady Cave, who prevailed with Mr. Hig- 
ginson to preach for him the ensuing day. Cotton Mather, in his life of 
Rev. Francis Higginson, relates the incident and says Lady Cave suffered 
it to get abroad with the result that the Doctor of Divinity was so ridiculed 
and fell into such contempt that he left the town. 

It is conjectured that this William Sherman, son of John Sherman and 
Anna Cave, is the William Sherman who was one of the chief supporters 
in Leicester of Rev. Francis Higginson, and that it is he who is referred to 
in the following extract from a letter of Rev. Thomas W. Davids of Col- 
chester, England, to Air. Dean, printed in the Register, vol. 27, page 83: 

"Among the papers at the Record Office (Dom Series Charles I., 
lxxxviii. 13) is one relating to several non conformists; William Sherman 
of Leicester being one of them. The date is after August, 1629. It ap- 
pears that he was favored by Bishop Williams, and his case is referred to 
as an example of that prelate's laxity. William Sherman and others had 
informed against Mr. Blunt, Vicar of St. Margaret's in that town. To 
this Blunt replied that Sherman and the rest were Puritans whom he would 
not spare in their irregularities, being Surrogate, and that they were keep- 
ers of Conventicles. He adds that Sherman and his fellows knelt before 
and after the communion, but stood up while eating, and he prayed that 
the Bishop would interfere ; but he took no notice." 

"It also appeal's that Sherman and another had got into the Court of 
High Commission for divers inconformities, and were principal ringleaders 
in such disorders ; and that they were the means of introducing Higginson 
to Leicester, and contributed to his support there. One particular alleged 
against Sherman before the Court of High Commission was that he and one 
Millei' had set up some one .... to buy t lit; vicarage of St. Nicho- 
las for Higginson, 'a notorious nonconformist,' and contributed money for 
that purpose. Sherman escaped from the Court through Williams's inter- 
cession. He then 'returned with great rejoicing on the part of the Puri- 
tans of the towne.' 

At the date of the paper there had been several conventicles in Sher- 
man's house which Higginson used to frequent. Sherman is described as a 
man evidently trusted in the whole neighborhood and of some influence, 
who had successfully pleaded with Williams for the release of some non 
conformists from the Ecclesiastical Court." 

It also seems plausible to suppose 1 , as suggested by Rev. Mr. Davids, that 
this is the William Sherman to whom, Feb. "20, l()"28-9, our Governor and 
Company in London gave "liberty for 11 daies to fech his kcynes in 
Northainpt near .... Ferry ; " doubtless, as Mr. Savage says, to 
be embarked in the fleet with Higginson. 

08 Wills of (he Shermans of Yaxley, Ting, [Man. 

This William 4 Sherman (John, 8 William,' 2 Thomas* of Yaxley) <li<l not 
eorno to No\V England. He married Mary Lascelles or Lassels, and lived 
in Leicester. In the Sherman Pedigree in the Visitation of Leicestershire 
K)$rl< their children and grandchildren are entered, as appears from the 
Records of the College of Arms. 

The Visitation of Suffolk made by John Haven, Richmond Herald, in 
1012, and delivered into the office of Arms 1 021, contains a Pedigree of 
Sherman of Briiisyard. It begins with Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, giving 
li'm ten sons; all the nine sons named in his will and one more;, Robert, in- 
S( rted as the fifth son. A son and granddaughter of Francis, called the 
eighth son, are the only descendants noticed in this pedigree. 

The Sherman Pedigree in the Visitation of Devonshire, 1020, has the 

Arms. Or, a lion rampant sable, between three holly leaves vert. 

Crest. A sea lion sejeant sable, guttee or, finned proper, and begins 

" Robert Sherman of Yaxley in Com Suff = 1 da. of Will. Sherman of 
Otterie St. Mary." Possibly lie may be the Robert entered in Visitation 
of Suffolk lis fifth son of Thomas. 

In Lysons Magna Brittania, Vol. 7, p. ccxv, it is stated that "Sherman 
of Knighteston purchased an estate in Ottery, St. Mary, County of Devon 
in the reign of Henry tin; VIII — the heiress after a few descents married 
Copleston. 1 ' Arms. ''Or, a lion rampant, sable between three holly leaves 
proper." And in Vol. ft, page 378, " Knighteston in the parish of Ottery 
St. Mary, upon the attainder of the Duke of Suffolk fell to the crown. It 
was afterwards purchased by William Sherman, Es<p, whose family resided 
here for several descents," and a foot note, page 379, says : 

u In the parish church of Ottery St. Mary are monuments of the Sher- 
man family, the inscriptions nearly obliterated in 1 774 . The date is given 
of William Sherman, Ksc|., I5I2, William his son, 1583. The dates of 
10I7 and (017-8 are still visible. " 

In this Visitation Pedigree William Sherman, 1 583, is entered as a grand- 
son of William. In his will proved June 5, 1583, he desires to be buried 
in the parish church of Ottery St. Mary, beside his father, but does not give 
his father's christian name. There were Shermans in Ottery St. Mary 
before the lime of Henry the appears from the will of Margaret 
Sherman of Ottery St. Mary, proved 17 November, 1-105. 

No arms are given in the Sherman Pedigree of four generations begin- 
ning with John Sherman of Littleington in the Visitation of Cambridge- 
shire, 1011), but the Arms of this family, as recorded in the College of 
Arms, are l '()r a lion ramp. sa. inter 3 holly leaves vert." 

The Visitation of Leicestershire, 1683, gives four generations of John 
Sherman of Newark, near Leicester, who married Anna Cave. 

At Wacton in Norfolk, five or six miles north of Diss, lived John Slier- 
man, gentleman, not known to be related to or connected with the Yaxley 
family. His will was proved at Norwich, Oct. 20, 1586. lie had a large 
family of sons and daughters, all married, with many children. He makes 
his oldest son John executor. The will of this son John, gentleman, was 
proved at Norwich, 20 May, 151)7. lie gives to his son Timothy a ring 
with his Arms graven thereon, and this is the John Sherman who had a 
grant of tin: following Arms in 151)0, as recorded in the College of Arms: 
"Azure, a Pelican Volant, or." 

Descendants of this family were living in Ipswich at the same time with 
descendants of Henry Sherman of Colchester. 


1900.] Inscriptions at Great Harrington, Mass. 60 

The name of the founder of the family of Sherman, and the place of his 
abode in England, has not been discovered. It is of record that a family 
of thi> name was in Shropshire in the first half of the 11th century and 
owned liiinl (lure. Jn a Calendar of Old Shropshire Fines in The Pro- 
ceedings of the Shropshire Arclneologieal Society, Vol. 0, page 829, it is 
said that a line was levied between William Sherman and Agnes his wife, of 
Ludlow, and Nicholas Eylryeh of Ludlow, of land in Ludlow in the eighth 
of Edward 111 (1335). 

INSCHIITIONS AT great bariungton, mass. 

Communicated by L. IIasiiiiouck von Sahleu, Genealogist. 

[Continued from Volume 53, page 399.] 

Martha E., died December 28, 1854, aged 1'J years. 

Marshal C, died May 20, 1833, aged 10 months. 

Nancy, died January 21, 1834, aged 15 years. 

Children of Jared Seeley. 

Harriet M. Seeley, died January 21, 1850, aged 22 years. 

Jared L. Seeley, died October 115, 1850, aged 21 years. 

Children of Jared Seeley. 

In memory of Miss Electa M. Seeley, who died March 11, 1839, aged 22. 

In memory of Lewis Seley, who died August 2, 1830, aged o[> years. 

Chauncy Seley, died November 10, 1819, aged 35 years. 

Elizabeth Seeley, died January 8, 1844, aged G3 years. 

Aliuira, wife of Henry Spencer, died December 25, 1874, aged 08 years. 

In memory of Mr. Elijah Stanton, who died January y° 13th, 17(11, in 
the 45th year of his age. 

In memory of Capt. Elijah Stanton, who died the 13th of January 1701, 
in the 0.5th year of his age:. (The two preceding are apparently at the 
head and foot of the same grave. The former is of slate and the latter of 
white marble, apparently almost as old as the former.) 

Mary V. 11., wife of William W. Stanton, died January 14, 1810, aged 
43 years. 

In memory of Mary Stone, wife of Captain Ezekiel Stone, who died 
^ October 12, 1820, aged 01 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Miss Ruby WainWright, who died February 12, 
1817, aged 21 year.. 

In memory of Reuby, daughter of Mr. David and Mrs. lieuby Wain- 
wright, died dune 5, 17!)2, in the 3rd year of her age. 

David Wainw right, died .May 21, 1831, aged 80 years. 

Fanny Wainwright, died August 2, 1800, aged 71) years. 

Mrs. Ruby Wainwright, died January 18, 1810), aged 80 years. 

To ihe memory of Hon. William Whiting., died December vm, mpOcxc 
ii, aged i \i years. (Soldier American Revolution.) 

Major William Whiting, died at New Bedford, November 8, 18 11), aged 
85 years. 



70 Orderly Jioolc of Sergeant Jo si ah Perry. [Jan. 

Sarah Ann, wife of William Whiting, died suddenly, full of i'uilh and 
good works, December 1^, 1840, aged 73 years. 

Dr. Abraham Whiting, died January 1G, 18~>2, aged 82. 

Currence Whiting, died August 4, 1848, aged 7(5. 

In memory of James Walling, who departed this life, November G, 1798, 
in the 41st year of his age. 

In memory of Lt. Davenport Williams, son of y e RcL Steph. Williams, of 
Springfield, who on his return from the army died Sheilield, October 18, 
175<S, in y e 28th year of his age. 

To the memory of Mr. Timothy Younglove, died December 31, 1796, 
aged 68 years. 

Li memory of Mrs. Violet, wife of Timothy Younglove, who died October 
13, A.!)., 1828, in the 86th year of her age. 

Erected to the memory of Jonathan Younglove, who departed this life 
June 16, 1812, aged 46 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Sarah Younglove, wife of Mr. Oliver Younglove, who 
departed this life, June 4, 1804, in the 82nd year of her age. 

[To be continued.] 


Contributed by Miss Ellen D. Laknkd, of Thompson, Conn. 

Mr. Josiaii Perry, of Webster, has in his possession an Orderly Book 
belonging to his grandfather, Sergeant Josiah Perry. It contains a report 
of service at Fort Cumberland, April, 1759, to September, 17(H). It gives 
the names of the ollicers and a number of specific; orders, some of them rather 
curious, but no report of engagement. : 

A Report of Service in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia. 1759-1760. 
A battered, leather-covered Orderly Book, handed down in the family of 
Josiah Perry, Dudley, Mass., preserves the record of this frontier military 
service in the French and Indian War. The name of .Josiah Peary, as the 
name was then spelt, appears among the corporals at the fort. About two- 
thirds of the volume is taken up by the military record. Retaining the 
book, after retiring from service, it was utilized for domestic purposes. 
Various charges for board and sundries against his mother-in-law ; the 
birth and names of his eleven children, and other minor matters, are 
chronicled by the corporal in the same clear, bold hand, as that of the mili- 
tary record. In course of time the book passes on to his oldest son, as appears 
by the elaborate superscription: " A barer Peary, his Cyphering Book. 
Dudley. Jan. 11th. 1781." The vacant pages are then tilled up with 
examples oi those recondite arithmetical problems that so puzzled the 
brains of our grandfathers. Amid all these entries such personal items as 
the parentage and birthplace of Corpora! Josiah Peary, name of wife and 
date of marriage, and dale of removal to Dudley, are unfortunately lac-king. 
The old Orderly Hook however preserves to his descendants the record 
of a military service that might otherwise have escaped their knowledge, 
and gives details that are of general interest. 



11)00.] Orderly Booh of Sergeant Josiuli Perry. 71 

Fort pumboi land was one of a number of forts, maintained by the Eng- 
lish for ill*- protection of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy. It was 
Uiki'ii from the French, Hune, I 7.">."», by Winslow's expedition against the 
Aeadians, und it* name changed from Beau Se.jour to Cumberland. By 
terms of capii iilatiiui the French delivered up the fort and king's stores, but 
wi re tr.*ii -ji i»ri( d Ui l.oui burg \% 1 1 1 1 all their private efleets at the expense 
tit Kin4 Gor^u. It contained otic lint- brass mortar which carried a ten- 
inch -hid siud t\\ ent\->ix cannon. It was pleasantly situated at the head 
and central curve of the l-Jay of Fundy and enclosed about two and a half 
ui'rv-t of i,'iotaid. A garrison was maintained in Fort Cumberland from the 
tine- nj[ if-, rapture. 

\\ In it in I7.V.I the British government aroused itself to eomplet ■ the 
i*i)|'itpi($f| < f Canada, two thousand men were ordered for the protection of 
ll.ild.ix. .N.»va Scotia and Hay of Fundy.-. A special order from General 
Aa.ler.4. April 11, enforced the absolute necessity of finishing the works 
at I'-at Cumberland. Of fifteen hundred provincials embarked at ISoston 
in M.iv, lour hundred were assigned to Fort Cumberland. The first entry 
in our Orderly Hook was made u May 2o' 1 17-V.). Parole. Whiteiuore. 
Couufci'rygu. Salem. Guards as usual. A Court Martial to sit to-morrow 
morning for. the trial of all such prisoners as shall be brought before them. 
The six French prisoners are to be put on Board the Endeavour, Capt. 
( liurehill, to go with him to Halifax. Thirty men are to be detached to 
join the artillery, and taught the exercise of the cannon, and to be able- 
bodied spry men. Garrison to be under arms to-morrow, at 4 o'clock in 
the afternoon in order to their being shown their alarm posts; the guards 
are to join their companies except the block-house and sentries, and these 
ollicers when they are posted are to have a list taken of the sergeants and 
corporals and privates' names assigned them. It's expected that ollicers 
and sergeants and every man that is capable of standing under arms do 
appear in order every person in case of a real alarm may know where to 
go without any confusion. 

Whereas (he itch increases among the soldiers of this garrison, it's ear- 
nest ly recommended to the ollicers commanding companies to procure brim- 
stone and what else may be necessary to cure them, and if possible to put 
a soon stop to the progress of it as the consequences of neglect in that point 
will be very detrimental to the men." 

"May 26. Parole — Bragg. Countersign — Marblehead. Guards as 
usual. The ollicers, sergeants, corporals, drums and privates, who have 
their posts assigned them on the work in case of alarm are to take them 
to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock and teach them the exercise in case of an 

Whereas Nathaniel Lamsoh, private of Capt. Cheever's company, is 
reported prisoner under guard confined by Lt. Boyden for lying down on 
his post and neglect of duty, and whereas information has been made the 
prisoner is subject to fits and supposed to have hud one at yt time he was 
found lying down, a Court of inquire is ordered, ect. consisting of Cap- 
tain and four subs, and report as soon as may be to the commanding ollicer 
how they find it." 

"'May 28. Parole — Willmat. Countersign — Mcdford. Whereas com- 
plaint has been made that the gardens arc hurt b\ llw hog* and small 
swine, those that are owners of them are either to shut up or yoak them 
in order to prevent their doing so. 

May 29. Parole — Lasell. Countersign — Waltham. Two men of the 




Orderly Jiooh of Sergeant JosiaJi Perry. 


Proviulials are appointed as hoardsmen, to be under the directions of Mr. 
Yongue, also three carpenters for the King's works to be under the same 
directions. The works in case of alarm are to be manned as follows: — 










Prince Edward's Bastion 






Prince Henry's " 






The Duke's 






Prince William's " 





Prince Frederick's " 





Lowdens Canteen 





Store house " 



Gateway " 



Officers Barrracks 




Soldiers " 



Names of officers for the Different Posts. 

Captains, — Cheever, Taplin, Eddy. 

Lieutenants, — Learned, Trumbull, Macomber, Boyden. 

Ensigns, — Baker, Eddy. 

Sergeants, — Lock, Poster, King, Dunlap, Hand, Walker, Champney, 
Gilbert, Howard, Cook, Wheelock. 

Corporals. — Munroe, Jackson, Peary, Suaber, Mansfield, Rogers, Boyd, 

" Orders in case of an Alarm. 

The oilicer of the Spurr Guard is to go with 24 of his men into the 
Redan where the gate is and defend it as long as possible ; the Sergeant of 
the Covertway guard is to keep his post till forced by the enemy or ordered 
to retire which he is to do in the Ditch till he come to the Fortgate ; the 
Sentries are to keep their posts till they are forced or called off, or till the 
attack becomes general upon the body of the Fort: the .Artillery are to be 
joined by ok) men who are to be taught the exercise of the great guns. 
The rest of the Garrison are to be on the Parade of the Fort, there to wait 
the orders of the commanding otlicer. Every man upon the first alarm to 
make immediately to the post assigned him : those lying in the Spurr Bar- 
racks are to push to the gate of the Fort where they will be admitted." 

" May 31. Parole — Trayer. Countersign — Weston. The oilicers com- 
manding companies are to examine the men's ammunition and report what 
number of rounds of powder and balls are in each company including that 
delivered them at Castle William," in which return they are to be very 

''June 1. Parole — Abererombie. Countersign — Haverhill. 

Its the commanding ollicer's positive orders that all the sergeants, corpo- 
rals and privates of this garrison repair within the spina- gate at gun firing 
and all those who are guilty of breach of this order arc; to be committed to 
the guard and reported accordingly. 

June 2. Its the commanding ollicer's orders that the parties who go 



1 ( J00.] Orderly Booh of Sergeant Josiah Perry. 


daily for wood, parade their men so early as to march at ten o'clock, which 
hour they are not to exceed. 

dune -1. As soon as the provisions are issued out for this week all the 
men in garrison except them on guard are to he employed in cleaning the 
Fort and Spurr of all dirt and unnecessary stuff lying in the way, all which 
is to be carried out of the spurr gate; to such a distance as not to be offensive. 
Those of the train to do their part of this duty, according to Mr. Roche- 
ford's direction. 

A Return of Ammunition in the Detachment of Col. Frye's Regiment 
from April 21th to June ye 2, following. 


•"2 '-J 


9 S 

£ - 



T3 £ 


? 5 


2 — 


now by them. 



Capt. Cheever 











Capt. Taplin 











Capt Eddy 











Capt. Slocomb 











Capt. Angier 












2500 I 2700 

2252 1 520G 



2380 1 1270 

Fort Cumberland, dune 6, 1759 
John Indicott, Major. 
To Col. Joseph Frye, commanding officer 
at Fort Cumberland." 

"June G. l'arole — Bland. Countersign — Weiiham. 

It's Col. Frye's orders that an officer daily visits the soldiers' barracks, 
and see that they keep themselves clean and that no lilth be thrown out 
about their doors into the Parade of either Fort or spur, or the back side 
of the barracks between them and the works, and that the soldiers cook 
their victuals properly, and by no means suiter them to eat broiled salt pork 
OF rashers of any kind, and make report daily to the commanding oilicer, 
how they (kid the soldiers conduct themselves in those points. 

June 8. A garrison court martial to sit to-day at 1 1 o'clock for the trial 
of such prisoners as shall be brought before them. Capt. Slocomb, presi- 
dent ; fit. Rochfort, Lt. Learned, Lt. Trumbull, Fnsign Day. Two of the 
train t ried - -one broke, the other whip lifl.y lashes. 

June 1). The captains of the several companies are to make out victual- 
ling Rolls of them agreeable! to the levelling of companies the 29th of May 
and deliver them our comisary — Winslow. To-morrow morning at 7 o'clock 
the whole garrison except the Sentries and hospital guard are to be under 
arms in order to have the articles of War read to them and to be exercised 
at their alarm posts. 

June II. Whereas the marsh lying between the eminence on which the 
Fort stands and the rivet' is the place of dependence for procuring hay for 
the support of the King's oxen iVc in the winter season the herdsmen are 
directed to lake effectual care that 110 cattle nor horses bo suffered there 
any longer. 


71 Orderly Booh of Sergeant Josiuh Perry. [Jan. 

17. The garrison to assemble at G o'clock this afternoon in the Parade 
of the Fort to attend prayers : the main guard to turn out, and the other 
guards are to keep their stations. 

li). Saving while the sloop Sea Flower now in Cumberland Creek lies 
there, a corporal and six privates are to be sent (very night to guard her. 
Prayers are to be attended daily at 9 o'clock, A. M. by all the men in gar- 
rison off duty. Lieut. John Butler appointed acting Quartermaster: a 
sergeant and privates to be detached to assist Capt. Livermore in landing 
the Hospital stores." 

A report of the sick and unfit for duty June 15, showed a good condi- 
tion of health among men. Seven privates were sick in the Hospital and 
four lame in the Barracks. Elnathan Boyden, ollicer of the guard, went the 
rounds, June 17, according to orders, found the Sentry all alert on their 
posts : nothing material since guards mounting — -1 pick-axes, four spades, 
one ax, one wheelbarrow : lo sentries were maintained by day ; 2 ( J at 

"June 21. Three men to be added to the Covertway guard that a sen- 
try may be constantly kept over the Mass. Hospital Stores brought here 
by Samuel Livermore, Esq. The men hereafter named belonging to Capt. 
Danks comparry of Rangers to do night duty — Sergeant Reuben Taylor, 
Stephen' Solomon, Thomas Seagrave, Tobias Warner, Enoch Moffatt. 

22. The wood party to consist of 75 men to be detached from the sev- 
eral companies in proportion to each. 

23. Its Col. Frye's orders that the non commissioned officers and priv- 
ates in garrison keep their fire arms clean and in good order ; that they 
make it their daily practice to wash and keep their face and hands clean, 
and their weekly practice to wash their shirts, that they may have a clean 
one to put on every week, and every time they turn out under arms upon 
any occasion that they appear personally neat and clean, their beards 
shaved off and their firearms as above directed — all which the captains 
and other officers are to see their respective companies observe. 

-30. Divine service to be attended every Sunday by all the garrison off 
duty— 11 A.M. 

July 2. All the men in garrison off duty tomorrow are to clean the 
casement and barracks that have not yet been cleaned of the tilth thai is in 
them. The 30 men that joined the train are to assist in doing it. Lieut. 
Johnson will please to excuse them from the exercising of the cannon for 
that (lay. 

o. Parole — Ensign Eddy: Countersign — Providence. Rum to be 
issued to the troops belonging to the Province of the Mass. Bay now in 
garrison at 10. o'clock A.M., and they are to attend Capt. Livermore at 
that time for it. 

7. Whereas some of the troops have taken Sundry sorts of clothing 
and oilier things out of the Province stores and sold or exchanged thein as 
imagined for spirituous liquors of which they have less need than the for- 
mer. Which practice is nol only a Violation of the Articles of War which 
exposes such offenders to corporal punishment but destroys the design 
of that Government in sending them under the care of gentlemen to relieve 
the wants of the Soldiers; and not only so but will be attended with other 
bad consequences to those; guilty of such irregularities. For most certainly 
rum will not defend them from the inclemency of the weather, nor the 
stinging of the insects with which this country very plentifully abounds as 
clothing will and besides too much strong liquor intoxicates the brain and 

1900.] Orderly Booh of Sergeant Jonah Perry. 75 

renders those that take it in that degree unfit for military duty or anything 
else. And if they are posted us Sentries as Sometimes has been, ten to one 
hut they arc catched asleep, put under guard and brought to punishment 
for the avoiding of which they'll plead they never did so before, nor should 
they have done so then only happened to be a little in liquor — a pretty name 
for drunkenness. For remedy in this ease it's Col. Krye's orders that no 
sutler person licensed for selling spirituous liquors sell or let any of the 
soldiers above mentioned have any rum, wine, brandy or any other sort of 
spirituous liquors on any account whatever till they have leave to do so, and 
both they and every other person are hereby forbid buying or receiving 
directly or indirectly anything out of the above Soldiers Stores, and the 
Captains commanding companies in garrison are to apply to Samuel Liver- 
more, Esq., keeper of the Mass. Stores for the knowledge of what clothing 
these men have received of him, and make each man give account of the 
Same .... 

1 1. Liberty is hereby granted to all Sutlers of this place to sell any 
Sort of spirituous liquors to the Provincial troops in garrison between the 
hours of 10 a.m. and f> p.m. if they please — but with caution that they 
receive no Sort of Clothing of said troops as pay for said liquor or for any- 
thing else they may purchase of them. And that if the Sutlers or others 
in trade credit those troops for anything whatever they must run the risque 
of getting pay for the same as the soldiers receive no pay till they return 
to New England again and it's not in the power of the officers nor myself 
to put them under any stoppages, either here or there. 

1 (>. A corporal and six privates to be ready at a minute's warning with 
their arms, ammunition and a week's provision to attend the command of 
Mr. Tongue on his passage to Halifax and elsewhere he shall see fit. One 
captain, two subs, two sergeants, two corporals and GO men with their 
arms, ammunition and a week's provision, to proceed in the schooner down 
the bay for wood cutting where good wood is to" be cut between ibis and 
( 'ape Al erriinjiiin. 

20. Ten of the best men for mowing, who are to be detached for that 
purpose, are to hold themselves in readiness at Capt. Martin's call, who 
has the oversight of that business. 

21. Whereas the soldiers in garrison belonging to the Massachusetts 
I5.(\ have refused to be at the trivial expense of two-pence each man per 
week to luiyc their molasses brewed into beer, and have insisted upon 
having nmlasse^ delivered unto them under the pretence of brewing it 
themselves whieb they have been indulged in, but instead of using it in 
that way which the Government designed they eat it with their victuals to 
the damage ot their health, therefore no more molasses is to be delivered 
to ibeiii, and (.'apt. Livermore, commissary of the Province stores, will 
please to govern himself accordingly. 

27. A sergeant and \'l privates to cover the teams going for pickets; a 
corporal and privates to cover the men mowing on the most exposed part 
of the marsh. 

Aug. % Whereas order was issued debarring the soldiers in garrison 
molasses which they have accustomed themselves to eat notwithstanding it 
was the design of the (Government it should be with spruce brewed into 
beer which is very healthy drink since which some of the soldiers say if 
they may have molasses they will use it in that manner. In order to see 
if they will Capt. Livermore has liberty to issue out molasses to the troops 
in the pay of the Province, aforesaid order notwithstanding. But the 

VOL. LIV. 6 

7G Notes on Usher Genealogy. [Jan. 

soldiers have such a propensity to eating molasses which I have found by 
loiig experience is very prejudicial to their health, the captains and other 
officers jn garrison are hereby directed to use their utmost endeavor to 
cause the molasses that may be issued out to the troops to be used in 
brewing heer as aforesaid. Then if the soldiers in spite of all preventions 
will eat it and bring themselves into bad habit of body they must own it is 
their own fault. J. Frye, 

Col. and Commanding Officer of the Garrison." 
[To be continued.] 


By Rollin Usher Tylek, A.B., of Iladdam, Connecticut. 

AfiO^T the year 17o0, there were living at Charlestown or Medford, 
Massachusetts, or in that vicinity, two young men, each bearing the name 
Hezekiah Usher'. The older, a joiner and currier, was sou of Robert and 
Sarah Blaiichiird Usher, of Dunstable, and grandson of the Robert Usher 
who died at Stamford, Connecticut, in 1669. The younger, "a tin plater," 
or tin plate worker, was son of Lieutenant Governor John and Elizabeth 
Allen Usher, of Medford or Charlestown, and grandson of Hezekiah Usher, 
the merchant, of Boston and Cambridge, who died in 1G76. The grand- 
fathers, Hezekiah and Robert, were brothers. 

Usher genealogists have heretofore assumed that the two young Hezekiahs 
were one and the same person, and have found some difficulty in trying to 
make the supposed person the husband of three wives, and the father of two 
distinct families. It seems to have wholly escaped notice that Robert Usher, 
of Dunstable, had a son Hezekiah. 

in " Wynian's Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown " (p. 080) we 

"Hezekiah Usher, son of John, Lt. Governor of New Hampshire, son of 
Hezekiah, of Cambridge, tin plater, in. Abigail, daughter of Capt. Aaron 
and Abigail Waters Cleveland, June 20, 1728. Issue: 

i. Abigail, b. April 3, 1730. 
ii., I). May 28, 1734. 
iii. John, b. May 24, 1730." 

In Whitmore's Usher Genealogy, Boston, I860 (reprinted, with additions, 
from the Register for October, 1869), p. 2, we find: 

k> 7. Hezekiah Usher of Medford, Mass., and Newport, R. I., m. Jane, 
dan. Ol Stephen Greenleaf, and had: 

i. Hezekiah, b. 2 June, 1734, 

ii. John, b. 2o May, 1730. 

iii. Daniel, d. young. 

iv. Jank, in. Dakin. 

v. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Francis, 15 May, 17G4. 

vi. Mary, d. unin. 

He m. 2d, Abigail, dau. of Aaron Cleveland. She was b. at Medford, 10 
May, 170(5, and had: 

vii. Abigail, m. John Stewart, 
viii. Roukut, b. 31 Jan., 1742-3. 
i.\. Jame§, b. 18 July, 1747." 




1900.] Notes on Usher Genealogy. 11 

The Memorial of Col. Roland G. Usher, privately printed at Boston in 
189$, contains an Usher Genealogy in which we find (p. 85) : 

» L8. llezekiah Usher of Med'ford, Mass., and Newport, R. I., b. 1705, 
and m. 1st, Abigail, dan. of Aaron Cleveland, she, being b. 10 May, 1700 ; 
'2d, Jennie, dan. of Stephen Greenleaf, whom he in. 1 March, 17-52. She 
wash. 21 May. 1711, and d. Dec. 10, 17(51; 3d, Elizabeth Whittemore, 
whom he nt, 17 Nov., 17(5<S." 

Of the nine ehildrcn named, the names and ages of the first three are the 
same as quoted above from Wyman ; the names of tin; rest arc, evidently 
taken from Whitmore. 

It is proposed in the present article to correct the statements above quoted, 
and to show that the llezekiah Usher, whom Abigail Cleveland married, was 
the son of Robert Usher, of Dunstable; that lie had no other wife than Abi- 
gail Cleveland ; that he died at East lladdam, Connecticut, in 1760; and 
that she outlived him, as his widow, for twenty-seven years. 

llezekiah Usher, son of Robert and Sarah Blanchard Usher, of Dunstable, 
was probably the oldest child and born about 1 (51) 1-5. On July 2, 1719, 
llezekiah Usher, " of Lynn, joiner," deeded to John Usher, "cooper," of 
Dunstable, his interest in certain lands in Dunstable, formerly belonging to 
"my father Usher, deceased." (See Vol. 21, Middlesex Registry, p. lcS;j.) 
From this we infer that the llezekiah Usher mentioned must have been of age 
in order lo properly execute a deed, and so must have been born as early as 
Jul\\ 1098. lie could not have been the sou of Liutenant Governor John, 
for this man's father was dead in 1 7 1 i), and the Lieutenant Governor did not 
die (ill 172(5; and again, (his man appears to have been of age in 171IJ, 
while the Lieutenant Governor in his will dated April 2<S, 1725, refers to 
his son llezekiah as being still in his minority. 

March 2o, 1721-2, " llezekiah Usher of Lynne," " joyner," quitclaimed to 
John I 'slier, "cooper," of Dunstable, his interest in Certain other lands in 
Dunstable, some of which John Riant-hard (their maternal grandfather) 
formerly owned; from whom it descended to his daughter, Sarah Usher. 
See Vol. 22, Middlesex- Registry, p. 417. 

March 2 1; 1721-2, Robert Usher, '' husbandman " (the one killed by the 
Indians at Lovewell's Fight, in 1725), also Sarah Usher, his mother, and 
Surah Usher, her daughter (the last two then of Billcrica), joined in a quit- 
claim deed to John I 'she! 1 , •' cooper," of Dunstable, their interests in the same 
lands* deeded the day before by llezekiah, as above indicated. One tract, 
wish-In was described in lle/ekialfs devil as formerly belonging to "my 
latin r I'slur, deceased," is referred to in the deed of Robert, Saraband 
Sai ah, Jr.. as 'Vset forth from the estate of Robert Usher, formerly of Dun- 
stable."' See Vol 2.1, Middlesex Registry, p. 221. 

All tin- secins lo indicate that I le/.ekiah, John and Robert were brothers, 
had a sM.t Sarah, and were all the children of Robert and Sarah Blanchard 
Usher, ot Dunstable, and that John Usher, Cooper, bought out the interest 
of his mother and these other heirs in his lather's estate. If Sarah Usher, 
the (laughter, was of age, when she executed (he deed, March 2 1, 1721-2, 
she inn t have been born as early as March, 1700 I; but as her brother, 
Robert, is given (by Whitmore) as born in June, 1700, her place is probably 
between John and Robert ; though she may possibly have been the oldest of 
the children, in which case llezekiah would have been third. 

June 20, 172<S, a llezekiah Usher married Abigail, daughter of Captain 
Aaron and Abigail Waters Cleveland, of Charlcstown or Medlord (Mystic), 
she having been born May 10, 170G. 


78 ^vote's on usher Qenetilogy . [Jan. 

Feb. II, 1738, ''Aaron Cleveland, Gentleman, and Hezekiah Usher, 
currier, both late of Charlestown (Mass.), now of East Haddam, Colony of 
Connecticut/' deeded laud in Medford, Mass. See Vol. 41, Middlesex 
Registry, p. -180. 

June 17, 1738, "Aaron Cleveland, housewright," sold to his "son-in-law, 
Hezekiah Usher, currier, of Charlestown," a house and small piece of land 
near Medford Bridge. See Vol. 39, Middlesex Registry, p. 191. 

The East Haddam, Connecticut, lands records (Vol. 2, p. GOO) show that 
" Cant. Aaron Cleveland, of Charlestown," Muss., became a large land-owner 
in East Haddam, in the spring of 1738. He bought a tract of GOO acres. 
In duly, }739, his son, Rev. Aaron Cleveland (Harvard College class of 
1735), became the pastor at lladdani, of which town East Haddam was 
formerly a part. 

In March, 1711-2, Capt. Aaron Cleveland sold to " IlezeMah Usher, of 
East lladdani," a piece of land in that town. It is family tradition that 
Dr. Robert Usher, third son of Hezekiah, was born at sea, on a coaster be- 
tween Cape Cod and Connecticut river, presumably when the family was en 
route from Charlestown to East lladdam. The date of birth was January 
31, 1742-3. 

This Hezekiah Usher died at East Haddam in the summer of 1750, as 
appears by the ancient probate records of that town, now at Colchester, Con- 
necticut. His widow, Abigail, took out letters of administration. The only 
children referred to, in the settlement of the estate, were Abigail, Hezekiah, 
John, Robert and James — five of them. The daughter, Abigail, was already 
married to John Stewart, of Hartford, Connecticut, which would make her 
birth, as given by Wyman (1730), rather than as indicated by Whitmore 
(1741). The estate was appraised in 1750, but was not distributed until 
1755, in which year Hezekiah, the oldest sou, became of age, and received 
a double portion. The widow lived to be 71 years of age. "Nov. 1, 1777, 
the widow Usher died at day-break." (Church Records at Westchester, 
Connecticut.) "The widow Abigail Usher, mother to Doct. Robert Usher, 
died November the lirst," 1777. (Town Records, Chatham, Connecticut.) 
She died at his house (tradition). This house, situated in the south- 
eastern corner of Chatham township, Watorliole district, near the lines of 
East Haddam and Colchester, is now standing (18JMI). The homestead of 
lle/rk'uh, the settler, was eight or leu miles south-east of Dr. Robert's, in 
that part of East Haddam now known as North Plain, and near where, the 
Iladlvme and Salem turnpike crosses Eight Mile River. 

The writer has in his possession a chart, made by his mother, Melissa 
Usher (\\ hitnioro, p. 9), about 1850, of the descendants and brothers of 
Hezekiah Usher, who died in 1750;. from information furnished her by 
Sophron Usher of Chatham, Connecticut. Sophron Usher had this infor- 
mation, by tradition, from his father, Dr. Robert (17 13-1820), at whose 
house the widow, Abigail Cleveland Usher, spent her last days, and where 
Sophron was born and always resided. This chart indicates that Hezekiah 
Usher, the father of Dr. Robert, had two brothers, John and Robert, both 
younger than himself, and that Robert was "killed by the Indians." The 
live children of Hezekiah are named as in the probate records above referred 
to, except that the daughter is designated as k ' Airs. Stuart." Cleveland Usher, youngest son of Dr. Robert, died at New Britain, 
Connecticut, in 181)1, aged ( J2. He was wholly unable to reconcile the 
names of his grandfather llezekiah's family, as given by Whitmore, with 
family tradition. Nothing is known in the Connecticut branch of the Usher 



1900.] Notes on Usher Genmloyy* 7!) 

family, of this Hezekiah residing in Rhqde Island ; or of his having any such 
wile as Jane, or Jennie, Greeuleaf, or Elizabeth Whittemore ; or any such 
children as Daniel, Jane, Elizabeth or lVIary. ; or any such relatives by 
marriage as Dakin or Francis. It i.s since Josiah Cleveland Usher's death 
that the Massachusetts records, above referred to, have been examined and 
found to confirm the family tradition. 

It is obvious that the errors, above pointed out, occurred so early in the 
family history that a htrgt part of the genealogy, as published, is incorrectly 
traced and should be rearranged. 

To assist in making the desired corrections, outlines of the families of 
Robert of Dunstable, ;ll| d of the two lle/.ekiahs with reference to whom the 
confusion first arose, are herewith submitted: 

Ile/ekiah Usher, of Medford (Charlestown), Mass. and Newport, R. I., son 
of Lieutenant Governor John and Elizabeth Allen Usher, was born not earlier 
than J70o. See holograph will of Lieutenant Governor John, not probated 
by reason of defective execution, but on file at the East Cambridge Probate 
Office, in which we find, under date of April 28, L725, " I give to my son 
Hezekiah Usher X"o 00, when he comes of age, or day of marriage." He 
was not born later than 1711, if he was of age when he executed a deed 
June 1, 1732. (See Vol. 113, Middlesex Registry, p. 287.) In this deed, he 
described himself as of " Ohariestown, Mass., tin-plate worker." Later in 
the same year, Dec. 2G, 1T32, he describes himself as a " tin-plate worker at 
Newport, R. 1." (See Vol. 33, Middlesex Registry, p. 4<S0.) These two 
deeds are conveyances of his interest in lands descended from his father, the 
Lieutenant Governor. 

It was, probably, this Hezekiah who married Jennie, daughter of Stephen 
Greenleaf, 1 March, 1732 ; she having been born 24 May, 1714, and died 
10 Dec. 1764. It may have been this same Hezekiah who was published 
to be married, in Boston, to Elizabeth Whittemore in 1708 ; or she may have 
been married to this man's son, Hezekiah, if there was such a son. One or 
both of these wives are probably referred to in the following extracts from 
the ancient records of the Second Congregational Church, at Newport, 
which were rescued, much damaged, from the British ship in which they 
were carried away from Newport and sunk in New York Harbor, during 
the Revolutionary War: 

'•('apt. Ilez. Usher died on the coast of Africa, Jan. 30, 1790, Betsey 
(his wife) 1779." 


Eliz. of Hezekiah & Jenny, Doc. 2, 1733. 
Jane " " " '« .Jan. 22, 17;*5. 

Mary " " " " Feb. 27, 17;5l5-7. 
Eliz. " " m " An--. 5, 1 7:ii>. 
John " " " " Aug. 30, 1711." 

The family records of Robert Usher, of Dunstable, and of his son Heze- 
kiah, may be summarized as follows: 

Robert Usher, of Dunstable, Mass. (son of Robert, of Stamford, Connecti- 
cut), was born about 1 000. After his father's death, in 1609, the young 
family probably migrated to Massachusetts, to be cared for by Hezekiah, 
the merchant, as .suggested in Robert's will, a copy of which may be found 
in the Memorial ( ,f Colonel Roland (i. Usher, p. 1.')!). The merchant lleze- 
kiah's son, Hezekiah, had mining interests at Dunstable, which may have 
had some inlluence in causing young Robert, his cousin, to settle there. 






80 Records of the. Church in Bolton, Conn. [Jan. 

Robert married, 2JJ .Tamiaiy, 1(>91, Sarah, daughter of John Blanchard, 

ol' Dunstable, and died not later thai) dune 27, 1710, on which date a joint 
deed was given by Joseph Blanchard and "Sarah Usher, the redid widow of 
Robert Usher, late of Dunstable." (See Vol. 1(1, Middlesex Registry, p. 
G17.) Their children : 

i. IIkzkkiaii, "joiner" and "currier," b. probably 1G94-5; m. 20 

June, 1728, Abigail Cleveland, and d. in 1750. 
ii. John, of Dunstable, "cooper," b. 31 May, lG'JG. (See Whitmore's 

Usher Genealogy, p. 2, No. 8.) 
iii. Sarah, b. probably about l(i'J8. 

iv. Robert, b. June, 1700; d. un'm. 8 May, 1725; killed by the Indians 
at Lovewell's Fi»"ht, in Maine. lie was a " husbandman." Es- 
tate settled by his brother, John, 1725. (Middlesex Probate 
llecords, East Cambridge, Mass.) 

Ilezekiah Usher, of Lynn and Charlestown, Mass., and East Uaddam, 
Connecticut, married 20 -June, 1 72-S, Abigail, daughter of Captain Aaron 
and Abigail Waters Cleveland, and had: 

j.. Abigail, b. April 3, 1730; m., not later than 1750, John Stewart, of 
Hartford, Connecticut. Left descendants. 

ii. Hezkkiaii, b. 28 May or 2 June, 1731; m. 3 Nov. 1757, at East 
Uaddam, Lydia Baker, and had : (See Whituiore, [). 3.) 

iii. John, b. 24 or 25 May, 1733; had wives Freelove Luther and 
Zilpha Phillips, and childreii. (Whitmore. pp. 2-3.) 

iv. Koiucur, b., as he; used to say, "at Cape Coil, Nantucket and all 
along shore," Jan. 31, 1742-3. A physician and father of six- 
teen children. (Whitmore, p. 4.) 

v. Ja.mks, b. 18 .Inly, 1747; in. Sarah Brainerd at East Haddam, Con- 
necticut, 20 Jan., 1744, and moved to Canaan, N. Y. (Whit- 
more, p. 4.) 

Ilezekiah Usher died at East Haddam, Connecticut, in the summer of 
1750, aged 55 or oil ; his wife, Abigail Cleveland Usher, died at Chatham, 
Connecticut, November I, 1777, aged 71 years. 


Communicated by Miss Mauy K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from Vol. 53, page 419.] 

Tm: Rev. George Colton was born in West Hartford, Conn., July 11, 
17 «'$(>, the youngest sou of the Liev. Benjamin Colton and his second wile, 
Elizabeth I'itkin. lie was graduated from Yale College in the class of 
17o(>, and studied theology, and was licensed to preach by the Hartford 
North Association of Ministers on October 3, 1758. lie was ordained on 
Nov. 0, 17G3, pastor of the church in Bolton. Here he spent the rest of 
his life, dying in olliee on June 27, 1<S12. He was devoted to missions, and 
was influential in the formation and support of the Connecticut Missionary 
Society, and, having no children, bequeathed to it his homestead. lie mar- 
ried on Oct. 7, 17(H). Rhoda, daughter of John and Eunice (Colton) Ely, 
of Longnieadow, Mass. She died March 5, 1786, and he married, second, 
Dec. 11, 1788, Martha, widow of Judah Strong, of Bolton, and daughter 
of Saul Alvord. Dexter's Yale J>io<jrap/tics, ii., I0<S- ( J. 

1900.] Records of the Church in Tiol ton, Conn. 


Record of Marruujes from 1763. 

170 J 

The Mart's Name. 

Nov. 17 

Joseph Cobb 

May 21 

Benj a Trumbull 

Aug 1 15 

Col. Thomas Welles 

Dec 1 . 

Abuer Loomis 


.Ian. 3 
' May 2 

Jerijah Loomis W 

John Jones 


Jan* 15 

John Bliss 

Ap ! 14 

Philip Clarke 

May 21) 

Jordan Post 

July 1 

Sam 1 Clarke 

Sep? 3 

Aaron Strong 

Nov'' 20 . 

Asahel Skinner 

" 25 

Thomas Coleman 

Dec r IS 

David Webster 


Judah Strong 


Mar. 10 

Nathan Darte 

Ap 1 1 

David Norton 


Michail Tain tor 

May 12 

John Howard 

Sep£ 25 

John Post 

Nov. 20 

Pi verbis Hooker 


Mar. 3 

Joseph Webster 

Aim-. 1 

Stephen Post 

Sept r 29 

John Hale 

Oec r 15 

Benj 11 Mann 

a 22 l1 

i 7 ( ; < ) 

Andrew Loomis 

1 / UJ 


Kbenezer Hide 

A nun, I 10 

Joseph Burnham 

OcJ. Mil 

Noah Harriett 

Nov. 7 

1 Ie/ckiah ( 'rane 

4 * 9 

iCbene/ei" I libbard 


April 5 

Thomas Brown 

Lli •nc/( r Carver 

S«:p ,r 

Nilos Wilrick 

Oct. 30 

Ozias Tyler 


April 2 

Joseph Sul lief 

May 2; $ 

Daniel Griswold 

August 29 

William llibbard 


Feb. 1 1 

John Gibbs 

June 18 

Jabez Emerson 

July ao 

Solomon Dewey 

Sep lr 1 

Thomas Kimberly 

The Woman? & Name. 
Zurviah Webster 

Abigail Loomis Wid 
M™ Martha White 
Martha Thair 

Sarah Webster 
Susanna, Bates 

Bette White 
Abigail Birge 
Abigail Loomis 
Jerusha White 
Margaret Howard 
Sarah Trumbull 
Anna Shay lor 
Mary Hitchcock 
Martha Alvord 

Dorothy Gains 
Susanna Bishop 
Lidia Loomis 
Cloe Talcott 
Comfort Goodrich 
Abigail Bishop 

Ruth Loomis 
Mary Taylor 
Martha Scovii 
Bette Darte 
Beulah Strong 

Lois Thacher 
Wid. Eunice Shaylor 
Sarah Scott 
Sybil Lamphier 
Ann Spencer 

Charity Cooley 
Esther Trumbull 
Margaret Baxter 
Jerusha Loomis 

Zurviah Cobb 

WW. Judith Shaylor 

Bathsheba Strong 

Wid. Dorothy Drake 
Sarah Atherto.n 
Christiana Cone 
Ann White 


•ds of Urn Church i)i Bolton, Conn. 


Octob r 
Nov r 





Jan* 20 
April 20 
June 30 
Dec 1 19 




Nov 1 ' 




1 2!) 







Sep tr 


Nov r 


Sep 1 ' 


n<x r ;; 


Nov. 2 

Dec 1 ' 21 











Feb. 8 


Elisha Taylor 
Jacob Williams 
Kliphalet llendee 
Jabez Crocker 
John Cone 
Joshua Talcott 
Seth Waterman 

John Coleman 
Zacheus Scott, Negro 
Joseph Fitch 

Asa Kellogg 

Eleazer Huntington 
Amos Palmer 
John Talcott 
Jonah Strickland 
Lemuel Long 

Ozias Bissell 
Daniel Skinner 
Joseph Carver 

Abner Lamphier 
Simeon Spencer 
Samuel Carver 
James Negro 
John Couch 
C union Woodruff 
Aaron lloskins 
Theophilus 1 1 untington 
Joseph Andrus 

Nathaniel Howard 
.Anderson Miner 
Simeon (iris wold 
Ashbel Webster 
William Richardson 
John Doughty 
Malhew l) 1 Wolf 
Samuel Lyman 

Flnathan Hush 
A.biel Bill 

Jabez Chesborough 

James Chapman 
Luther Skinner 
Richard Skinner 
Allen Andrus 
Benjamin Howard 

I) r Jeremiah West, Toll 1 

Jerusha Hutchins 

Mary Carver 
Mary Loomis 
Elizabeth Talcott 
Patience Strickland 
Jemima Howard 
Elizabeth Loomis 

Mary Woodruff 
Sarah Quomine 
Wid. Susanna Cone 
Ann Webster 

Elisabeth Pitkin 
Joanna Waldo 
Sarah Stimpson 
Anna ( 'one 
Anna Bissell 

Elisabeth Kilborn 
Anna Andrus 
Martha Boardman 

Rachel Clarke 
Abigail Darte 
Bathsheba Criswold 
Sarah Scott 
Abigail Webster 
Anna Webster 
Rhoda Risley 
Ruth Talcott 
Mercy Darte 

Mary G rover ' 
Martha Pitkin 
Anne Hutch ins 
Mercy Sweatland 
Abigail Thair 
Sarah Smith 
Wid. Susanna Brockway 
Ruamali Allen 

Wid. Lidia Loomis 
Bette Darling 

Rhoda Woodward 
Susanna Tucker 
Sarah DeAVolf 
Wid. Esther Spencer 
Jerusha Risley 
Freelove Stebbins 

Amelia Ely 


Records of the Church hi /iollo)i y Conn. 



Feb. lo 
April 12 

May 18 

July 5 
Oct 1 25 

DoC r 21 

April IT) 
May 10 
Aug* 1 
Sept. 16 
Nov. 28 
Dec 1 12 


Feb. 6 


June 2 J 

Nov. 26 

May 20 
Nov. 18 

Julv 7 

July 1 

Feb. 1 

March <S 
April 8 
Oetob r 1 
Nov. 1 

Jam. 6 

Jul> ;; 

()c! r ;i 

Due' 11 

1'rb III 

April I I 

Nu\. 12 

" 21) 


Dec' m 

Jan. 28 
Scp ,r 15 


March 31 

April It 

May 1 1 


Benoni Shepherd, Toll' 1 
Benjamin Welles 
Samuel Field 
Thomas AVelles 
Jerijah Loomis 
Elisha Ahdrtis 
Levi Strong 
William [libbard 

Person Gay 

John Bishop 
Samuel Woodworth 
Uriah Skinner 
Ichabod Gay 
John Coleman J r (?) 

Amasa Loomis Windsor 
Jedidiah Lost, Hebron 
John Olds, Sheffield 
Elisha Benton, Hartford 

David Post, Hebron 
John Ainsworth 

Samuel Jones, Andover 

Thomas Field 

Thomas Webster, 3 d 
Aron Grant, F. Windsor 
Jessa Huteheson 
Isaac. Birge 
Elijah Hammond, 2 d 
Noah Shurtliff 

KHjali Carpenter 

D' David Strong 

Levi Johnson 

( Ji'orgo Golton, A. M. 

Jonathan Barns 
Nathaniicl Hubbard 
Kli/ur TillotKon 
Ephraim Tucker 
Elijah Blackmail 
Aaron Stroiig 

Abner Backus 

Anna Alvord 

Mary Warner 

Hulda Millard 

Sarah Risley 

Wid. Zurviah Bushnell 

]\Iary Skinner 

Luce Warner 

Ann Bishop 

Dorcas Firman 
Prudence Strong 
Miriam Shay lor 
Zubah Brainard 
Sarah Ivellogg 
Wid. Mary Howard 

Wid. Priseilla Birge 
Wid. Patience ' 'one 
Roxcellana Darte 
Submit Carver 

Martha Warner 
Mary Field 

Talitha Bishop 

Luce Bissell 

Susanna Skinner 
Anna Loomis 
Sarah Loomis 
Pamela Warner 
Martha Strong 
Lidia Brown 

Hulda Risley 
Zilpha Davis 
Lidia Bishop 
Wid. Martha Strong 

Rachel Steele 
Eunice Alvord 
Anna Strong 
Pamela Hubbard 
Abigail Spencer 
Mary Ann Bowers 

Triphena Bobbins 

Lemuel Vanity S. Hamp tn (?) Bette Bliss [White] 

George Bissell 
Zenas Skinner 
Richard Skinner Jr. 
John Daniels 

Lois ('one 
Mary Loomis 
Jennet Griswold 
Ruth Coleman 


Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn, 


May 13 

Alexander Keney 

Abigail Goodrich 

" 26 

Nathauael Root, Cov y 

Candace Hammond 

June 9 

Joshua Talcott 

Sarah Marshell 

July 31 

Jordan Hawkins 

Ruth Skinner 

Oct r 2 

Samuel Moulton 

Cloe Howard 

Dec r 8 

David Baker, Tolland 

Lucy Bo wen (?) 


April 5 

John Chappel, Andover 

Barbara Webster 

Nov. 29 

Judah Strong 

Jerusha Warner 

a a 

Mathew Looinis 

Martha White 


March 7 

Eli Hammond 

Olin Howard 

June 20 

Eldad Skinner 

Polly Sacket 


Jan p y 9 

Levi Carpenter 

Christiana Dewey 

" 19 

Cushmah Smith, Surry? 

Azubah Skinner 

Felfrf 9 

Ileubeh Uisley 

Sabra Webster 

March 27 

Amasa Bridges 

Perse Tfirall 

April 24 

Asa Johnson 

Clare Carver 

May 8 

Jonathan Birge 

Sally Warner 

June 30 

Stephen Cone 

Mary Colton 

Sejj* 16 


Prudence Bowen 

Nov r 2G 

Russell Bidwell, E. Hartf d 

Mary Webster 


June 1 

Samuel Porter 

Edna Bingham 

Aug 1 3 

Martin Shepherd 

Naomi Andrus 

Sep 11 " 13 

Asa Welles 

Martha Loomis 


March 23 

Nathan Strong 

Mille White 

Octob r 18 

Lemuel Adams, Hartf d 

Phila Warner 


July 30 

Levi Loom is 

Prudence Strickland 

I)cc r 17 

Jesse Brewster, Cov y 

Susanna Daii'rey 

u 28 


Feb. 8 

Calvin Cheney, Qri'ord 

Vina Wilson 

Ambrose Collins 

Anna Dewey 


Asahel Col ton, longmeadow 

Susanna Cheney 

July 15 

Richard Skinner 

Polly Thrall 

Aug 8 * 21 

Rich' 1 Babcock Carpenter 

Hannah Little 

Sept r 6 

David Pitkin, Orford 

Polly Cone 

Oct 1 ' 4 

Thomas Dewey 

Polly Fox (?) 


Erastus Dewey 

Caroline Carver 

Novem. 1 4 

Benj a Howard, Springfield 

Wid. Phebe Bishop 

" 18 

Simeon Porter, Crank 

Mabel Loomis 


Asa Bingham, Jr. 

Amy Dewey 

" 29 

Martin Keney, ()rf d 

Jerusha Howard 


April 14 

Josiah Simonds Orford 

Carolina Waterman 


May 1 

Marshfield Steele, A. M. 

Rachel Strong 

Sep tr 11 

Thomas Snell, Brookf d 

Tirzah Strong 

Nov r 27 

Israel Strong 

Betse P>rainord 

Dec 1 10 

Medad Loom is, Cov y 

Sally Skinner 


1900.] Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 


Dec r . 


Houghton Baldwin 

Mille Bowen 



Zebulon Howard 

Hannah Bowen 




George Hammond 

Statira Judd 

September 23 

Jabez Backus, Hebron 

Octa. Strong 

Nov 1 ' 


Josiah Tucker 

Sarah Talcott 




Nathaniel Hubbard 

Sarah Kingsbury 



Asa Talcott, Glassenbury 

Polly White 



Thomas White 

Dorothy Hammond 



Gideon Jones, Hebron 

Zilpha Strong 

Octo ber 


Josiah Baker, Toll d 

Talitha Carver 



Jonath" Bidwell, E. II. 

Ruah Webster 



John Howard, Jun r 

Patty Loomis 



Appleton Hollister 

Lucina Carverby ) Sam 1 Car- 


Koswell Baily of Lebanon 

Anna White j ver Esq r 


Oct 1 ' 


George Fowler 

Polly Johnson 



John Chapman 

Nabbe Pratt 



Anson Brewster 

Amelia Alvord 




George Loomis 

Anna Driggs 



Elizur Welles 

Phebe Howard 

Nov r 


Shubael Waterman 

Cloe Chapin 



Ezra Driggs 

Mary Ruggles 




Simeon Dunham 

Anna Strong 


• 8 

John Ruggles 

Sabury Skinner 



Luther Burnell(of'Cazinovia) Btilah Bingham 



Otis Freeman 

Mary Calvin Burnap 



Aaron Farmer Jr. 

Lucretia Philips 

November 1 1 

Aaron Cook 

Betsy White 

Nov r 


Solomon Strong 

Lura Driggs 

Dec r 


Oliver -Wilcox 

Eleonor Hammond 


Dec r 


Joel Webster 

Martha Webster 


Sep ,r 


David Porter 

Mary Andrus 

Nov r 


Richard Skinner 

Ruth Loomis or White 


Esq 1 Carver 



Ariel Wads worth 

Susanna Skinner 




Stephen Curtice 

Mary Elliot 



Diodate Post 

Pamela, Birge 

8ept r 


Elijah Fitch 

Nabbe Carpinter 




Oliver Webster 

Rachel Babcock 

Oct r 


Elijah Alvord 

Clarissa White 





Samuel Williams 

Sally White 



Martin Alvord 

Sophia Shepherd 

[To be continued.] 


Watertown Fidelity Men. 



By Ruth Wood Hoao, A.B., Boston, Mass. 

At a County Court held at Charlestown, Dec. 18, 1677. 

A list of the names of about 80 of the inhabitants of Watertowne that 
tooke the oath of fidelity before Capt. Mason in December, '77, was re- 
turned to this Court and is on file. Middlesex County Court Records, vol. 3, 
p. 306. 

This list had become misplaced and was found among the Court files for 
April, marked on the outside June, 1777. The paper is fast crumbling 
away and the ink is very much faded. Accompanying it was a partial 
copy of the names, not following the order of the original, made by J. 
Wingate Thornton in 1840. The following is as complete a copy of the 
original paper as I have been able to make. Comparison of the two lists 
will show that Mr. Thornton and I do not agree in the reading of four 
names ; his Joseph Whiting, Thomas Bishop, David Clarck and John 
Kendall being clearly Joseph Whitny, Thomas biscoo, David Church and 
John Randall as I read them. Mr. Thornton's list contains one name 
which mine does not, that of a second William Shattuck. 

Willyiam Goddard. 
John AVaight. 
Joseph Mason. 
Benjamin Pearc. 
Benjamin AVillington. 
Joseph Willington. 
Josiah Trcdaway. 
Ad8aham Hall. 

John . 

Edw . 

Samuel -. 

John bond. 
John Randall. 
Christopher Grant. 
William Rice. 
Joseph . 


Thomas . 

Willyiam hull — 

Willyiam Sandurson. 
Epharaham bemes. 
Joseph Undurwood. 
Samuel hugar. 
Willyiam hagar. 
Richard bears. 
John huse, 
Shubel Yearns. 
John Stearns. 
Joshuuh fuller. 
Richard bloyso. 

Joseph hoi . 

Joseph Whitny. 
John Sangur. 
Thomas traine. 
Joseph Woodward. 
Willyiam Goddard, jnr. 
Danill Benjamin. 
Jabish bears. 
Jerimy Mors. 
Joseph hassell. 
Nathanell (isk. 
Thomas Sawing. 
Enoch Tuttle. 
David Church. 
Ellis barron. 
Nathanell Coolidg. 
Willyiam . 






Diary of Moses Paine, 


Math . 

Jonathan taintur. 
Thomas Unriurwood. 
Simon Stone. 
John Chenary. 
Dannill Cannady. 
John Applin. 
Nathanell barsham. 
Thomas Sanning. 
John Kimball. 

■ Halle. 

Jonathan bears. 

Thomas biscoo. 
Willyiam Shattuck. 
John heastings. 
Willyiam Willington. 
John Willington. 
Ollifur Willington. 
Caleb Grant. 
Munnint Sawin. 
Joseph taintur. 
John Smith. 
Joseph Smith. 
Richard Beech. 

All those persons whose names are contained within this paper did take 
the oath of fidelity in the month of December 1G77 by me Hugh Mason 
of Watertown. 

John Smith. 

Joseph Smith. 

Richard Beech. 

Ellis Baccon (?) or Barron? 

Nathanell Coolidg. 

Thomas Underwood. 

Simon Stone. 

William Shattuck (?) 

John Willington. 


Caleb Grant. 
John Applin (?) 
John Kimball (?) 
William Shattuck (?) 

J. Wingale Thornton's List. 

Munning Sawin (?) 
Christopher Grant. 
Joseph Whiting. 
William Goddard (?) 
Joseph Mason (?) 
John Wright (?) or Waight. 
Josiah Tredaway (?) 
Thomas Bishop (?) 
John Heastings (?) 
Nathanell Fisk (?) 
David Clarck (?) 
John Chenary (?) 
Dannell Cannady (?) 
John Kendall (?) 

The above is a copy of the names on the paper so far as I can find them 
legihlr, Mich as are doubtful are? J. WlNGAT£ THORNTON. 

July l'o, 1840; 


Communicated by Josiah Paine, Esq., of Harwich, Mass. 

Dea. Moses Paine, from whose diary the following extracts, 
verbatim et literatim, were made, was the son of Thomas Paine, 
Esq., of Truro, and was born Sept. 28, 1695. He married Miss 
Margery Mayo at Yarmouth, Mass., April 14, 1720. ^Ile died 

88 Diary of Moses Paine, [Jan. 

Oct. 4, 17G4. He was a man of note in Truro in his day. Dur- 
ing the earlier years of his life he kept a diary, which is now in 
the hands of a descendant in somewhat mutilated condition with 
twenty-seven of its first pages gone. The greater part of that 
portion remaining appears to have been written while he was in the 
employ of his uncle John at Eastham in 171G, when he was but 
twenty years of age. 

May 27. 1716. Being Lords Day I went to meeting att Truro, and Mr. 
Avery text in ye forenoon was Psalms ye GO : ye 18 verse, and ye after- 
noon it was in Genesis 50 chap : at ye 5 verse. This day I was recieved 
into full communion with ye church. O my lord, my god, help me, poor 
unworthy creature, to keep covenant with my god. there was also Isaac 
Cole & Robert Freeman taken into ye church, and also Joseph Smalley. 
be pleased O lord to help us, and preserve us by thy mighty power through 
faith unto salvation. 

May ye 30, 1716. this day my uncle John Paine's wife Died and that 
very suddenly. 

July ye 2. 1716. this morning Joshua Doanes wife died. 

Aug. 6, 1746. this day at night was a great storm of wind and rain 
which did much damnitie Indian corn. 

Aug. 10, 1716. this day there was a great scool of blackish Drove on 
shore at mr. John Mulford's cleft. 

Sept. 10, 1716. this day mr. Hulbard* came to my uncle John Paine's 
to keep scool. 

October ye 14, 1716- being lords day, and an excessive wind so yt 
there was no meeting in Eastham. 

November ye 21). 1716. this day Capt. Joshua Doane, Thomas Pitty, 
George Virkerie, William Ghustan, Joseph Sweat and Sam Charles were 
Drowned in going from Eastern harbor to Billingsgate 

December ye 6. 1716. this day was a public thanksgiving throughout 
this province. 

January the 8, 1717/18 This morning Deacon llezekiah Purrington 
departed this life; the lord sanctalie such an awful dispensation of provi- 
dence unto us all. 

January (he l.'iteenth 171 \ This evening the church by vote choose 
liout Constant Freeman and John Snow to be deacons in the church of 
Christ of Truro. The lord prepare them suitably therefor. 

February ye 11, 1 7 1 1 . this day my brother Jonathan Paine wife 
dyed. lord sanctifie thy holy hand to all concerned herein. 

My mother, hannah paine, Dyed at Truro July 24, 1713. 

My father, Thomas paine, Dyed June 23, 1721, at Truro. 

My sister, Abigail White,! dyed July 23, 1721, at Attleberry. 

My brother, Thomas Paine, dyed, April 15, 1745. 

My sister, Phebe Knowles, dyed June 23, 1748. 

Margery Paine, my beloved wife, died July 10th, in the year 1749, 
about the lifty third year of her age. 

* This Mr. ITulbard appears to have been a preacher. According to several entries' 
in the diary, made subsequently, he appears to have preached from Rev. Mr. Treat's 

f Abigail White was the wife of Ebenezer White. 

1900.] John Gallop of Taunton, Mass. 89 


liy Almon D. IIodoes, Jr. 

The Taunton Proprietors' Records contain the following entry : 
"The names of the children of Richard Burt: Abil, borne 5 Dec. 
1G57. Ester Gollup, dr. of John Gollup, borne 21 July, 1653. 
Mary Burt, dr. of Richard, borne about 15 May, 1-661. Richard, son, 
borne about 21 June, 1663. Joseph, borne about 15 May, 1666. 
Kbenezer, borne about 15 May, 1669. John, borne about 21 Aug. 
1671, Ephraim, borne 27 Feb. 1674. Abagail, borne 28 Jan. 
1676." [Gun. Reg., xvii:232]. 

Savage says that the above John Gollup was Capt. John Gallop 
of Connecticut, son of John and Christabel Gallop of Boston, and 
this statement has been accepted and repeated by the compiler of the 
Gallup Family (published in 1893) and by all the genealogists of 
Bristol County, as well as by the present writer in his edition of the 
Hodges Family of New England. 

But the statement is clearly incorrect. No document has as yet 
been discovered which in any way connects Ester Gallop of Taun- 
ton (who married Henry 2 Hodges) with the Gallops ot Boston or 
of Connecticut. In the division of the estate of Capt. John Gal- 
lop of Connecticut five daughters are mentioned, and these five are 
named in the agreement of the heirs, and Ester's name nowhere 
appears. ^GqulMns's Hist, of New London, 291. Gallup 
Family, 261.] And finally Miss Caulkins in her History of New 
London, pp. 68, 74, 79 and 98, shows that Capt. John Gallop 
applied lor, and was granted, a lot in New London between Oct. 
19, 1650 and Feb. 25, 1650-1, and was an actual inhabitant of that 
town on the specific dates of July, 1651, Nov. 18, 1651, Feb. 9, 
1652-3 and Feb. 6, 1653—4; while from the records immediately 
following, it is certain that another John Gallop was an inhabitant 
of Taunton during these same years. 

i. HMo-1, March 2. Presentment by the Grand Inquest. " We pre- 
sent ..... the son of Widow Ilohle for swearing. Witness, William 
f Kv&ns, John Gplopo," [Printed Ply m. Col. Pec, ii : 12.] Widow Iloble 

seems to have been widow of Robert llobel, one of the original purchasers 
of '1 a mi ion. William Kvans's name occurs in the second list of Taunton 
purchasers. Hence apparently John (Jolope was of Taunton. 

ii. 1013, August. John Gallop's name is in the military list of Taun- 
ton. [Printed Plym. Col. Pec, viii : 105.] 

iii. 1651-2, Feb. 18. "It was ordered and granted that John Gallop 
shall he accounted as an ancient inhahkcitt [of Taunton] in all rights of 
divisions and as far as the same land is undivided will admit in said border, 
and that he shall have the same as a AY home lot in that plot of land where 
Thomas Lincoln junior hath six acres granted and to he next unto Thomas 
Lincoln in order." [Paper in the City Hall, Taunton, copied by James E. 
Beaver, Esq., of Taunton.] 


!)0 John Gallop of Taunton, Mass. [Jan. 

iv. 1051, Juno 5. John Gallop was a highway surveyor at Taunton. 
• [Printed Plym. Col. Bee, ii : 1G8.] 

v. 11)51-2, March 13. John Jollop witnessed the will'of Henry Andrews 
of Taunton. [Plym. Col. Wills, i: 1: 116.] 

vi. 1653, July 21. Ester Gollup, dau. of John Gollup, born at Taun- 
ton. [Taunton Prop. Rec. in Gen. Reg., xvii : 232.] 

vii. 1G55, Dec. 18. "It is granted to Clement Maxfield of Taunton a 
percel of land for the house of his division, lying between the lands of 
Nicholas White and the greate lots which was formerly granted to John 
Gallop and the said Clement." [Taunton Records, copied by James E. 

viii. Date uncertain. "The names of those that are found upon town 
[ ] the first and ancient purchasers. [The twelfth name is] John 

Gollap." [Copied by Isaac W. Wilcox of Taunton from a small book 
fastened in vol. v. of the Taunton Prop. Rec.~] 

ix. 1669, Jan. 10. "The grants of land made to ye right originally 
John Gallops, now [1730] owned by William and Henry Hodges [his 
grandsons] are here entered in order to rekkon Jan. 10, 1669. Granted 
to Esther Gallop, six acres of plain," etc. [Taunton Prop. Rec, v:100, 
under date of May 1, 173'.).] 
. x. 1072, Nov. 26. Easter Gollop (then 19 years & 4 months old) 
named in the list of Taunton South Purchase Proprietors. [Taunton Prop. 
Rec, iv : 232.] Also in the supplementary declaratory deed, dated March 
18, 1683-4. 

xi. 1675, May 14. The report of the Committee of this date, giving 
the list of persons entitled to be proprietors of Taunton, states that John 
Gollop's rights were then held by Henry Hodges. 

The above eleven items constitute all that I have been able to 
find concerning John Gallop of Taunton, after a long' search among 
the records of Taunton, Dorchester, Boston, Bristol County, Suf- 
folk County and elsewhere. They show clearly that he was not 
Capt. Gallop of Connecticut, but beyond this all is conjecture. 

Many of the first settlers of Taunton came from Dorchester, and 
so perhaps John Gallop of Taunton was a near relative of Hum- 
phrey Gallop of Dorchester. Concerning this Humphrey, almost 
nothing is known. James Blake, in his "Annals of Dorchester," 
says that the first inhabitants settled in that place in June, 1630, 
and that Mr. Gallope was a person of note among them. I have 
found only two records, both at Dorchester, which refer to him. 
"On April 3, 1633, Mr. Gallope, having 1 cow, is required to set 
up 20 feet of fencing in the Marsh from the land of Richard Phelps 
to the Creek. [Boston ltec. Com. Report, iv: 1]. "Joseph the 
son of Humphrey Gallop & Anne his w r ife, was Born anno 1633." 
[Boston ltec. Corn. Repoit, xxi : 2.] 

It is probable that John Gallop died not long after the birth of 
his daughter Ester, and that his widow married Richard 2 Burt 
(Richard 1 ) of Taunton, in which case her name must have been 
Charity, as Richard Burt had a wife Charity who was mother of 
his children, with the possible exception of Abel. [Bristol Go. 


1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. 91 

Probate and Deeds']. This supposition rests primarily on the 
record above quoted of the " names of the children of Richard Burt." 
According to the usage of that time, Ester Gallop would have been 
called a child of Richard Burt if she was his step-daughter. Further, 
Ester Gallop, who married Hehry 2 Hodges (William 1 ) of Taun- 
ton, had children Charity, Joseph, Ephraim and x\bigail — names 
found in the Burt family but not in the family of John 2 Hodges, 
only brother of Henry. And at the division of land in Taunton on 
Dec. 28, 1G59, Richard Burt had four heads in his family. These 
four heads must have been : Richard, his son Abel, and either a 
wife and child who died soon, or else wife Charity and step-daugh- 
ter Ester Gallop. Finally, items ix and x above indicate strongly 
that Ester Gallop's father was dead at those dates, otherwise, in all 
probability, Ester would not have received land grants when she 
was so young. 

Charity Burt survived her husband Richard and was buried in the 
Neck of Land graveyard in Taunton. Her gravestone is inscribed 
that she died June 3, 1711, aged 76. According to this, she was 
born in 1634 or 1635. 

Richard Burt had an uncle, James Burt, whose wife was named 
Anne. Mr. I. W. Wilcox suggests that Anne may have been the 
widow of Humphrey Gallop of Dorchester. 

Franklin Pratt Esq., of Taunton, who has studied the Burt family, 
thinks that Charity, wife of Richard Burt, was daughter of George 
Hall of Taunton. George Hall, in his will dated Oct. 16, 1669, 
named a "daughter Charity." This was an unusual name at Taunton. 
Moreover John Hall, son of George, was one of the two men who 
swore to the signature of Richard Burt when his will was proved. 


Contributed by LoTimoi' Withington, Esq., 30 Little Russell Street, "VV. C. London. 
[Continued from vol. 51, p. 298; vol. 52, p. 69; and vol. 53, p. 431.] 

Oufi k Mastku of the Tower of London, yeoman waiter. Will 22 
July, 162)1 ; proved July, KK52. To wife Grace Master for life three 
houses wherein Mr. Cooper, Mr. Merriell and Robert Ilornc dwell, all in 
KedrelV, Surrey, paying to my daughter Margerett Adams £4 a year, then 
to said daughter Margerett Adams for life, then two houses wherein Mr. 
Cooper and Mr. Merriell dwell to my cozen Elizabeth Askue and house 
wherein Robert Home dwells to Anne Ollard eldest daughter of said Eliza- 
beth Askue. To wife Grace for life cottage in Peptford als Westgreenwich 
bought of William Jaggard, then to Elizabeth Ollard second daughter of 
Elizabeth Askew. Whereas I have estated daughter Margeret Adams in 
cottage where she dwells for her life, her husband Richard Adams surviving 
her to have it for his life, then to Anne Owlard eldest daughter of said 
cozen Elizabeth Askew. To daughter Margaret Adams six paire of sheets, 
VOL. liv. 7 



92 Abstracts of English Wills. [Jan. 

one fontherbedd and a boulHter, two feather pillowes, fewer pillowbeers, 
two blankets, one covering, two pewter dishes, two pewter porringers, two 
pewter sawcers, one pewter drinking pott, two braise candlesticks, one 
spitt, one truncke, one chest and all wearinge app$j[cll except my coate 
w th the kings Cognizance. Also all my silver buttons for two doubletts 
which be in number three score and run to saie thirty three round silver 
buttons but not all of a bignes and thirtie sixe flatt silver bottons but not all 
of a bignes. And*also my gold seale Hinge and a Jemo of fower double 
being of small gold wyre. Also one silver and guilt cupp, one white silver 
beaker one white silver bell salte double w th the cover one silver cann or 
Tankerd guilt one broad silver cupp parcell guilt sixe silver spoones w tL 
Lyon knobbs guilt. Also £100. Have more than satisfied legacy of £20 
left me for daughter Margerett by my mother Magdalen Master in her will, 
etc., etc. To eight of my fellows to carry me to burial 12d. each. Resi- 
due except wainscott etc. which is to remain as standards in two houses of 
Redriife to wife Grace, executrix. Witnesses : Christopher Nailor gen, 
Richard Smith, Ralph Walkdem. Memo that the three lines interlygned 
about the silver buttons etc. was written by my own hand etc. Oliffe 
Master. Audley, 83. 

[Mr. Waters has given the will of Oliffe Master's mother (Register, vol. 50, 
page 514), he being a son of Edward Master of llotherhithe, and a great uncle 
of Lieutenant-Governor Willoughby's wife, Susanna Locke. In the subsidy roll 
of 1(528 the Tower roll is of course headed by the then Lieutenant, Sir Allen 
Apsley, while Master himself heads the list of the Yeoman of the Guard. It is 
a tradition that two of his brothers were the originals of Otvvay's tragedy of 
" The Orphan." It is a curious coincidence that Otway ended his sad life on 
Tower Hill — but by the sharp axe of poverty, not that of the headsman. — L. W. 

Another of the name, John Masters, came to New England with the Salton- 
stall family, and in the British Museum may be seen an interesting letter from 
him to Lady Harrington, dated from Watertown, 14 March, 1G30. — Walter 
K. W atkins, Maiden, Mass.'} 

John Traske, Yeavill, Co. Somersett, Baker. Will 1 3 March, 1 630/31 ; 
proved 12 June, 1632. To church of Yeavill Gs. 8d. To poore ditto. To 
sonne Anthony Traske house in street called Pitane in Burrough of 
Yeavill, remainder to my daughter Marie. To sonne Anthony Traske 
house in Backstreete, Yeavill, for sixty years after death of wife Cicely, 
paying rent to Right Lord. To grand child Beersheba daughter of William 
Barnard £5. Residue to wife Cicely, executrix. Overseers: Ambrose 
Lucke and John Newman. Witnesses : Ambrose Lucke, John Newman, 
John Withell. Audley, 65. 

Marke Lowthropp of North Cove, Yorke, yeoman. Will dated 3 Jan'y, 
165D/60; proved 17 April 1660. To be buried in the churchyard of 
North Cove. To brother Bartholomew Lowthropp 1 browne mare & 1 
grey mare, 1 young grey mare, 1 peyre blacke oxen, 1 redd cowe, 1 black 
co we, Branded steer, 2 stot calves, 2 black whyes 2 years old, 1 Black whye 
3 years old, 1 hoggs, 1 iron bound wayne, 1 payre iron carte wheeles, and 
all wain gear and plough gear. To William Lowthropp a grey mare, black 
colt, goblocke spenge whye, 10 ewes, bedd, and brass kettle. To Margaret 
Bateman 1 grey mare and foal, a bay iilley, 1 blacke foale, 2 kine, 1 black 
whye, 3 black calves, 1 black stakeing calfe, 10 weathers, 20 ewes, 10 hoggs, 
bedd, table sheets, &e &c. To my sister Luce silver spoon. To Jane Low- 
throppe 1 ewe. To William Lowthropp 1 chest, 1 counter, and a ewe lamb. 
Rest to brother Bartholomew Lowthropp, executor. Witnesses : Thomas 
Huntsman, James Smith. Nabbs, 54. 


1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. 93 

Richard Lowtiiropp of North Cove, Yorke, Batcheller. Will dated 3 
July, 1G59; admon 19 April, 1GG0, to uncle Bartholomew Lothropp, execu- 
tor, Marke Lowthropp having also departed this life. To uncle Marke 
Lowtiiropp messuage and buildings &c in North Cove for life, then to my 
sister Mary Lowthropp for life. To sister Mary Lowthropp 20s. For- 
gives two uncles Lawrence Lowthropp and Bartholomew Lowthropp all 
portions from legacies of nay father and mother Richard and Dorothy de- 
ceased. To uncle Martin Lowthroppe two of my best mares. To uncle 
Laurence Lowthropp 1 paceing grey iillie. To my uncle Bartholomew 1 
bay nllie. To William Lowthropp 1 ewe. To Mary Lowthropp my aunt 
1 ewe. To Samuell Lowthropp & his daughters 1 ewe and 1 lambe. To 
the three children of uncle Laurence Lowthropp 1 ewe apiece. To Mar- 
garet Bateman 1 ewe. To aunt Johnson 1 lamb. Residue to uncle Marke 
Lowthropp, Executor: Witnesses: Marke Richman, James Dunn. 

Nabbs, 54. 

[These two wills of an uncle and a cousin of Rev. John Lothrop are just 
briefly referred to in the " Lo-Lathrop Genealogy." Taken with other Lo- 
throp wills which I hope to give, they may help to the discovery of the rela- 
tionship between our Mark Lothrop and Captain Thomas Lothrop and Kev. 
John, which relationship has so long been a genealogical enigma. — L. W.] 

Roger Woollcott, AVells, County Somersett, diocese of Bath and Wells. 
Will 10 Julie, 1592; proved 17 May, 1615. To the cathedral church of 
Wells 4d. To daughter Marie £20. To overseer and daughter Marie 
£20 for providing estate for Marie. To wife's godson John Jenkins 5s. at 
21. To daughter Marie panns, platters etc. To god children 12d. each. 
To godson Christopher Woollcott one ewe shepe. To wife Alice and 
daughter Elizabeth tenements and livinge where I dwell, to remain to 
daughter Elizabeth after death of wife. If P^lizabeth die, to Marie. To 
daughters Elizabeth and Marie all my tymber stuffe after death of wife. 
Residue to wife Alice, executrix. Overseers Robert Sellicke of Tolland 
John White of Elworthio and John Stanfort of Tolland. Witnesses Rich- 
ard Wrcutmore, John Stanfort and others. Inventory £171-7s-8d. 

Consistory of Bath and Wells, iile for 1G15, No. 155. 

[My distinguished townsman, Mr. Somerby, made a harvest of the Wolcott 
wills at Wells and Taunton. The Wolcotts were so important a factor in the 
settlement of Connecticut that all of their English connections in Somersetshire 
arc Interesting and likely to lead to discovery of contemporary settlers. I sup- 
pose the above bearer of a name since so distinguished "was an uncle of Henry 
Wolcott, the Tolland pioneer, and that this wiil was one of those gathered at 
much trouble ami with his usual care by Mr. Somerby, but not given in the 
Wolcott genealogy.— L. W.] 

Autuukk WrmiN<JTON, Ashburne, Countie of Derbie, shoemaker. 
Will proved 28 May, 1631. To Nicholas Spalton the elder 2s. To Anne 
Bate, Thomas Spalton, and John Spalton (daughter and splines of the said 
Nicholas) 12d. each. To Elizabeth Townson 10s. To Nicholas Spalton 
the younger and Margaret Spalton (daughter and sonne of the said Nicho- 
las the elder) 3s-4d. each. To my two brothers John Withington and 
Theophilus Withington 5s. each. To god children 12d. each. To every 
one who hath been or is my apprentice 12d. each. To Danyell Beeehrafte 
the younger 40s. To Christopher Watson, Richard Walton, Georg Titten- 
ton, and John Allsopp 12d. apiece in token of my love, hopeing they will 
carrie me to the church. To my neighbor Raii'e Frost the elder 1 2d. To 
Isabell Bentley my servant 5s. Rest to loving wiffe Isabell, executrix. 




1)4 Abstracts of English Wills. [Jan. 

Witnesses : William Chadwicke, Sydney Gore, John Ballocke. Inventory 
JJ 1;"> 1 — L 2s— 7tl. (including debts from John Floskett the elder, John Allsopp, 
and Phillipp Jackson, gents) by Edward Buxton, John Allsopp, George 
Ridg, Richard Walton, and George Tittendon 14 April, 1631. 

Consistory of Lichfield and Coventry. File for 1C31. 

[This is one of several Withington wills at Lichfield. I send it because of 
the conjunction of Withington and Bate. Another Anne Bate was daughter of 
our Henry Withington of Dorchester, and mother of the distinguished Bates 
family of Massachusetts. Although it is not such a great distance from the home 
of the Wellingtons in Lancashire to Derby, it seems a very far way from the 
home of the Bates in Kent. Nevertheless our emigrant families had often some 
remarkable skips about in old England before taking the great plunge for New 
England. I take Spalton to be vulgar corruption of Spalding. — L. W.] 

Mary Ihtgerson \_sia\ y Great St. Maries, County Cambridge, widdow. 
Nuncupative will 25 February 1643/4; proved 2S February, 1643/4 by 
son John Ingersole. All to son John, and nothing more to daughter Marie 
than what already bestowed at marriage saving 1 brasse kettle. Witness : 
William BooTton, 

Archdeaconry of Fly, Liber 9 (1639-1661), folio 47. 

[higersolt wills are "as scarce as hen's teeth." Any of this period seem 
worth printing. Richard Ingersoll of Salem is said to have come from Bedford- 
shire, t doubt it very much. There is, I believe, not a single Ingersoll will in 
the Archdeaconry of Bedford, from 1493 to 1GG0, as I have been most laboriously 
through that period. Ingersolls were, however, in Oliver Cromwell's little ad- 
joining shire of Huntingdon. — L. W.] 

Sciiolastica Swanne, Ilinxston, County Cambridge, widdowe. Will ? 
24 June, 1633; proved 12 August, 1634. To Thomas Cooper of Ilinxton 
aforesaid cutler and lo his heirs 3 acres in Ilinxton butted and bounded in 
a certain deed made by John Stubbinge the elder and John Stubbinge the 
younger to Arthur Blankes my fyrst husband and me the said Scholastica 
bearinge date 17 June 18 yeare of our late Sovereign Ladie Queen Eliza- 
beth deceased. To Flizabeth daughter of said Thomas Cooper £5, also a 
cubboard, 2 chairs, and 1 pair of my best sheetes. To Marie daughter of 
said Thomas Cooper 1 milch cowe, 1 pair of sheetes. To Miriam daughter 
of said Thomas Cooper I pair of sheetes. Ditto to Thomas son of said 
Thomas Cooper and io Christopher son of Thomas Cooper. Rest of linen 
and pewter lo said Flizabeth, Marie, Miriam, Thomas and Christopher. 
Residue to Thomas Cooper of Ilinxton aforesaid cutler, executor. Wit- 
nesses : Robert Fowle, Thomas Cole. 

Consistory of Ely, Liber Dunham (1629-1636), folio 425. 

[The remarkable stretch of this woman's life would alone make her will in- 
teresting, but I think there is some New England connection. — L. W.] 

Milfs Dudley, Dorkinge, Surrey, yeoman. Will 1 May 39 Elizabeth; 
proved 7 June 1597. To be buried in Dorkinge church yard. To sonne 
William tenements called " Wadhurst" with croft and closes called "Long- 
ham," " Fstfeild," and " Furlonge " in Lordshipp of Milton, parish of 
Dorkinge; also to son William " Paggutts " (4 acres) " Stroodes " (1£ 
aeres) and two acres " Cliadhursls," all in ditto ditto in occupation of 
brother Thomas Dudley by lease for life, the rent of 3s. 4d. being reserved 
to son Jasper. To wife Julian little table, etc., etc. To daughter Agnes 
platter etc. etc. To daughter Alice platter etc. To son Miles £4. To 
son Richard £4, etc. Rest to sons William, Thomas and Jasper, execu- 


1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. 95 

tors. Overseers : William Heather, Edward Nettleford. Witnesses : Wil- 
liam Heather, Edward Nettleford, Richard Daye, Thomas Dudley, William 

Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Herringman (1595-1608), folio 132. 

[I think this must be the family of Governor Thomas Dudley.— L. W. 

On page 404 of my History of the Dudleys is an abstract of the will of 
David Dudley of Dorking, Surrey, Eug., copied for me by II. S. Grazebrook, 
Esq. This David Dudley had children : Thomas, June, William, Daniel, David 
and Edward. Dorking is near Ockley and Guilford, in Surrey. This is surely 
the family of William Dudley who settled at Guilford in Connecticut. See page 
96 of my History of the Dudleys. 

On page 41G of my History is a note stating that " A William Dudley went 
to America in 1637, who was married to Jane Lutman. William is supposed to 
have had brothers Edward, Daniel and David." A. H. Butcher is the author of 
this in Notes and Queries, 3d series, vol. x. p. 147. 

" Miles" was a common name in the Connecticut family of Dudleys. So was 
David. Authors must read my account of these Dudleys. 

I think Thomas Dudley of London, Eng., who died 1549, being a citizen and 
draper of the Drapers' Guild, was the great-grandfather of Gov. Thomas Dud- 
ley. Mr. Withington can see if that Thomas Dudley was not the son of Sir 
Edward Dudley and Cecilia Willoughby, who spent most of their lives at their 
home in Tothill St., Westminster. 

See my Supplement to the History of the Dudleys, page 8. 

Dean Dudley (of Montrose, Mass.).'] 

John Disbohough, Mildenhall, County Suffolk, husbandman. Will 27 
June, 15GD ; proved 25 July, 1569. To be buried in Mildenhall church- 
yard. To poore of towne of Mildenhall 12d. To reparation of church 
of Mildenhall 12d. To wife Jane her goods brought into house at mar- 
riage. To wife's son William Marsliam f ether bed, etc., etc., etc. at 21. 
To wife's daughters Elizabeth and Jane bedding etc. If said William my 
sonne [sic] die, goods to his brothers Thomas Marsham and Henry Marsham 
and sisters Elizabeth and Joan Marsham, sons and daughters of Jane my 
wife. Wife Jane to occupy copyhold from Our Lady the Queen till her 
sou William is 21, then to William. Have made surrender to Henry Mar- 
sham and Thomas Eagle coppieholders of said mannor till William is 21 
etc. Residue to wife J one executrix. Friend Henry Marsham, supervisor. 
Witnesses : Henry Marsham, Thomas Eagle, Christopher Dallison. 

Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Register "Peade" (1568-69), folio 107. 

JeffEY Disborowe, Whaddou, County Cambridge, yeoman. Will 16 
March, 1622/3; proved 10 May, 1623. To son Bruno Disborowe[torn] 
per annum for education at the school and university during life of his 
mother. To Bruno, James, Willyam and John 100 marks each. To two 
daughters Agnes and Rose £50 each. [If wife Rose die before son Bruno 
is 21 and lands go to heir, I grant to these four, my two brothers James 
and John, and brothers-in-law Thomas Pentlow and John Bonner, to use of 
three sons, James, Willyam, and John, etc., etc. To poore of Whaddon — 
all erased.'] Residue to wife Rose, executrix. Witnesses : Clement Sent- 
loe, Thomas Sentlow. 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber 7 (1611-1623), folio 317. 

James Disbrowe of Eltesley the elder. Will 14 January, 1614/5; 
proved 25 Oct., 1638. To be buried in Eltesley churchyard. To wife 
Elizabeth tenements in Eltesley bought of Jeffrey Disbrowe with copy 
lands; also copy lands in Great Gransden, co. Huntingdon, till my now 
eldest son James Disbrowe is 21 ; remainder to 2d son John Disbrowe, and 



96 Abstracts of English Wills. [J 


3d son William D. To eldest son James at 21 5 shillings and £50. each to 
John and William, etc., etc. Residue to wife Elizabeth, executrix. Wit- 
nesses : Jeifry Disbrowe, Philip Marshall, William Woodward. 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber 8 (1623-10:39), folio 380. 

William Desborough, town and county of Cambridge, baker. Will 
24 Sept., 1G48 ; proved 2 Nov., 1G48. To cozen John Basset son of Robt. 
Basset of Tmpington 5s. To Robert Basset son of ditto 5s. To Elizabeth 
Mamie daughter of Edward Mamie of lleston 10s. to be paid to Edward 
Manne for the child's use. To my sister Sarah Man wife of Edward 
Mamie Is. Rest to wife Clemence, executrix. Witnesses: Thomas Evans, 
Martin Dickenson, Thomas Turner, etc. 

Archdeaconry of Ely, Liber 9 (1 639-1 061), folio 107. 
[These Desborough wills form interesting addenda to those given by Mr. 
Waters ten or a dozen years ago. — L. W. 

The following items taken from the Bishop's Transcripts of the parish of 
Over, Cambridge, might be published at this time : 

1033 Jan. 20 Mr. James Disbrow buried. 
1(143 Apr. 4. Lsack Disbrow and Susan Gunton married 
1051 Aug 2. Nath'l Disbrow senior buried. 
1053 July 28. Clemence Disbrow, widow buried. 
1000 Sept 2. [sack Disbrow and Aliee llodger married 
The registers and transcripts of the parishes of Burro ugh Green, Eltlsley and 
Ilarllon contain, many items of the Disbrow family. For the Disbrowe will, 
published by Mr. Waters, see Ueuisteu, Vols. 41 and 45. 

Walter K. Watkins (of Maiden).'] 

John Ball, St. Mary Bowe, London, citizen and clothworker, London. 
Will 28 February, 1G37/8; proved 9 April, 1638. To brother Samuell 
Ball £30, and to my mother-in-law £10, and to her sonnes Leonard Cooke 
and Thomas Cooke 40s. each. To my cousin Mary Russell £3. To 
her brother Allen Ball, son of my uncle Allen Ball, £3. To two other 
daughters of uncle Allen Ball £3 each. To couzin John Ball, son of my 
uncle Hugh Ball, £5. To cozen William Ball, my co-partner, for ring, 20s. 
To wile of my other couzin William Ball (who is now beyond seas) 20s. 
to be paid to her own hands and her acquittance without her husband shall 
be my executor's discharge. To children of cousin Roger Ball 20s. each. 
To my man Richard 40s. To Giles my partners man 40s. To friend Mr. 
Trench 30s. for ring. To cousin Newman Rookes £5. and forgive Debts. 
To Mr. Loach our minister 30s. for funeral scmion. To poore of St. Mary 
Howe £ 1. To friends Henry Colbron and Richard Price 40s. each. To 
my two brothers Andrew Ball and Samuell Ball all my wearing apparell. 
Rest in three parts, one part to brother Andrew Ball, second part to brother 
Samuell Ball, and third part to friend Mr. Joseph Skinner merchant, 
executor. Overseers: Mr. Henry Colbron and Richard Price. Witnesses: 
James Russell, Richard Preiee, Richard Ball. Alice Ball. Lee, 50. 

John Ball, Wellingborow, County Northampton, yeoman. Will, last 
day of November, 1G44; proved 25 January, 1G48, by relict. Messuages 
where 1 now dwell and West End Close in Wellingborow, and all other my 
lands in Wellingborow, and interest in will of deceased son William Ball, 
to grandchild Elizabeth Ball the sole daughter and heire of my deceased 
son William when 21 ; in default to Daughter Mary Squire widow for life, 
and remainder to grandchild Edmond Squire her son. Wife Avis to enjoy 
the same for life. To daughter-in-law Elizabeth, late wife of William Ball 
deceased, now wife of John Doggett. To grandchild Ann Squire. Bond of 



1900.] Abstracts of English Wills, 97 

S r William fleetwood Kt. and William Barton to said Daughter Mary 
Squire. Bond of Thomas Barton, John Baxter, & John Ilopson to nice. 
To grandchildren Susan and Dorothie (laughters of the deceased son Phillip 
Ball. To 4 daughters of my daughter Mary Squire, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary 
and Dorothie. Will of late deceased kinsman Richard Blason, gent. Re- 
siduary legatee and executrix, wife Avis. Witnesses : Richard Paule clerke, 
John Doggett, George Wright, John Freeman Scr Fairfax, 17. 

Edward Ball, Swaise, County Cambridge. Will 21 April, 1 620 ; proved 
3 May, 1630. To Alice Robinson wife of Robert Robinson. To son 
Clement Ball. To daughter Susan Ball. To son John Ball. Son William 
Ball, executor. Scroope, 41. 

Elizabeth Ball late of parish of Allhallowes, Towne of Northamp- 
ton, widow, deceased. Nuncupative will 25 July, 1649 ; proved 30 July, 
1649. To my two daughters Martha Adams and Catherine Spencer all 
my goods equally between them. Witnesses : Anne Mathewes, Maria Fitz 
Randall. Fairfax, 111. 

Henry Ball, D.D. and Archdeacon of Chichester in County Sussex. 
Will 22 March, 1602 ; proved 31 May, 1603. All goods etc. to Marie my 
wife and to be executrix. Witnesses : Adrian S tough ton, John Lewis, 
John Power, Josias White, John White, Hughe Barker. Bolein, 31. 

[The name of Ball is very common in various parts of England, and the num- 
ber of Ball wills is almost endless. The above are interesting for various rea- 
sons. The uncommon name of Allen Ball in the will of a pre-eminently Cockney 
clothworker (right under Bow bells) indicates some connection with Allen Bail 
of New Haven. The Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire wills have some 
possible connection with the Virginia Balls. I give the will of Dr. Henry be- 
cause a daughter of John Rogers the martyr married a Dr. Henry Ball, but 
stated to be an M.D., not a D.D.— L. W.j 

Joane Snblling, Chattlcwood, Devon, spinster. Nuncupative will 3 
December, 1612; proved 1 May, 1651. All to sistor-in-lawe Frances 
Snelling. Witness : Elizabeth Boyes. Grey, ( J8. 

[Dr. William Snelling came from Chaddlewood. — L. W.] 

Samukll Sutton, Daventrie, North Hants apothecary. Will, 1 Octo- 
ber, 1637: proved 6 January, 1637/8. To brother William Sutton £8. 
To brother .John Sutton i'H ? To sister Mary Shackspeere 20s. To god- 
son Samuell Shackspeere 20s. To other six children of brother Schack- 
speero 30s. To Alice Warwick 10s. To Mr. Tymothy Dod 10s. Residue 
to brother Henry Sutton, executor. Witnesses : Samuel Allen, Richard 
Hewes. Inventory, £i 6 - 4s - Od. 

Archdeaconry of Northampton, Register AE., 1st series, part 2, folio 83. 

[Most any will from Daventry of this epoch is of peculiar Puritan interest, 
being the birthplace of Rev. John Oxehbridge and a centre of his immense and 
all-important family connection. Moreover, I think these Shakespeares belong 
to the family of a scrivener of the epoch, John Shakespeare, whose beautiful 
penmanship is frequent in the Northampton wills. I think most of the cousins 
of William Shakespeare will be found among the Puritans, and very likely in 
New Englaud.—L. W.] 

Richard Eaton, clerk, will dated 11 July, 1616, proved 14 January, 1616-17 
(Register ante, vol. 53, page 432). Mr. Waters was correct. An abstract of 
this will, by the late Col. Joseph L. Chester, was furnished by him to Prof. Frank- 
lin P. Dexter of New Haven, Conn., and it was printed in the Register for 
January, 1881, vol. 38, pp. 29-30.— -Editor. 



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The following is a copy of the Commission of Lieut. John Gillpatrick, 
who served in that company. 




Colony of the 
Massach usetts-Bay. 

The Major Part of the COUNCIL of the 
3/assachusetts-Bay, in New-England, 

James Otis 

W. Spooner 
Caleb Gushing 


Joseph GerriSH 
Jed 11 Foster 
James Prescott 
Eldad Taylor 
John Wiiitcomb 
I. Palmer 
Michael Farley 
Moses Gill 
Cha s Chaunct 
Jabez Fisher 
B. Lincoln 

To John Gillpatrick Jun T Gentleman, Greeting. 

YOU being appointed second Lieutenant of the second 
Company (whereof Samuel Water house is Captain) 
of the third Regiment of Militia in the County of York 
whereof Tristram Jordan Esq* is Colonel — 
By Virtue of the Power vested in us, W E do by 
these Presents, (reposing special Trust and Confi- 
dence in your Loyalty, Courage, and good Conduct,) 
Commission you accordingly. — You are therefore 
carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of a 
second Lieut in leading, ordering, and exercising said 
Company in Arms, both Inferior Officers and Sol- 
diers ; and to keep them in good Order and Disci- 
pline : — And they are hereby commanded to obey 
you as their second Lieut and you are yourself, to ob- 
serve and follow such Orders and Instructions as you 
shall from Time to Time receive from the major part 
of the Council or your superior Officers. 

GIVEN under our Hands and the Seal of the 
said Colony, at Watertown the Twenty ninth 
Day of March in the Sixteenth Year of the 
Reign of his Majesty King George the Third, 
Anno Domini, 177G. 

By the Command of the 
Major Part of the Council 

D Secry 

Copied from the original commission, 
2 Sept., 1895. 

York ss : April 23 th 177G 

You John Gillpatrick Jun r being appointed to the Office of 
Second Lieutenant as p r the within Commission do Solemnly swear that 
you will Honestly, faithfully & Impartially Execute all the Duties of the 
Said Office according to the best of your Skill & Judgment. 


Sworn before us 

Josklh Storer I Field 
Jon at Stone } Officers. 



100 Oapt. Joseph Prmfs Company. [Jan. 


In 1720 a number of Scotch-Irish families from the north of Ireland came to 
New England and established themselves in the Saco river valley. Among them 
were Thomas Gillpatrick and his wife Margaret, with nine sons and two daugh- 
ters, who settled in that part of Wells, Maine, that now forms Kennebunk. 
One authority says he came from Coleraine, another from Donathkeedy. John, 
son of Thomas, was father of John Jr. He and his son and successive genera- 
tions had their homes on the Mousam river. John and John Jr., as the latter 
was always designated, were extensive and prosperous farmers, actively identi- 
fied themselves with the business and religious life of their community and were 
highly esteemed citizens. 

That the people of Wells were busy people, too enterprising to neglect their 
own affairs, is shown by the fact that at a town meeting, 29 March, 1736, John 
and six others were successively chosen constable, but each refused the office 
and paid his fine — five pounds. 

John Jr. was probably born about 1728, for the town records state that he 
died 6 June, 1802, aged seventy-four. He and Elizabeth Clark were published 
28 Dec, 1754, and were married 27 Feb., 1755. They had eleven children. His 
wife was the daughter of Eleazar and Elizabeth Clark, as shown by a receipt 
signed by both, of which the following is a copy: "Wells March y e 24 th 1755 
Received of our mother Elizabeth Clark in part of our portion of the moveable 
Estate of Eleazar Clarke Late of Wells Decast twenty Six pound nineteen shil- 
ling teen pence Lawful money Received by us." 

When the "Second Congregational Society" in Wells was incorporated, 14 
June, 1750, the list of petitioners for the same included John and John Jr. 
When the parish was organized, the former was made one of the committee for 
calling parish meetings, and was on the list of twenty persons who subscribed 
to the covenant at the service of consecrating the church, 14 March, 1751. He 
was taxed at this time £2 15s. 9cl. parish money. 

In 1771 we find John Jr. and fourteen others petitioning the Parish Assessors 
to call a meeting to consider the question of building a new church on the 
county road. After a second petition the parish voted to build, and to dispose 
of the pews according to the rank of each person in taxation, the first or highest 
in the list having the first choice. In 1773, in the distribution of the pews, the 
father and son were in the first rank, being two and three on the list, John hav- 
ing pew number nine, and John Jr. number three. In 1784 they raised one 
hundred and eighty bushels of corn and thirty bushels of potatoes. They had 
large dairies, keeping eight cows. Among the items of Wells property in 1745 
were five hundred and twenty-nine cows, the number of polls at that time being 
two hundred and twenty-one, of which two hundred were over 21 years of age. 

It is said that Wells furnished a large number of Revolutionary officers, and 
the Massachusetts archives give the following concerning the subject of this 
sketch : 

"John Gillpatrick Jr. appears among a List of Officers of the Massachusetts 
Militia chosen by 2d Co. of Wells, March 20, 1776, as 2d Lieutenant in Captain 
Samuel Waterhouse's Co., 3d York Co. Regt. Ordered to be commissioned in 
Council, March 29, 1776.— Vol. 43: 97. 

John Gillpatrick, appears with rank of Lieutenant on Muster and Pay Roll of 
Capt. Simeon Brown's Co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's Regt. for service at Rhode 
Island. Enlisted, July 1, 1778. Discharged, Jan. 1, 1779. Service, 6 mos. 8 
days. Company raised in Essex and York Counties. Stationed at East Green- 
wich. — Vol. i. p. 71." 

The history of Kennebunk says he was a captain in the militia. 

Ninth April, 1778, the second parish, agreeably to the request of the General 
Court of Massachusetts Bay, began to collect stores as a present to the Conti- 
nental army, and in the account of the number of shirts and pairs of stockings 
given, John Jr. is credited with one pair shoes. 

He was tax collector in 1774, and among papers — still preserved— left by his 
fourth child, who also bore the name of John and died in 1835, a few days past 
his 73d year, were three tax books kept by John Jr., the commission and muster 
roll here represented, the receipt mentioned, and a letter addressed to Lieut. 
John Gillpatrick of Wells, by Simeon Brown, dated 30 May, 1780, in which he 
makes explanation concerning the State aud Continental " weages " of a certain 


1900.] Manuscript Record of Joseph Bryant. 101 

Neal, and concludes as follows : " the recept was a general recept wrote for and 
Signed by the Company individually as they reed their State Fay. Neal rec d his 
money & Signed the recept at Providence a Coppy of which recept I inclose you 
in this letter." 

The men and women of this family to later generations possessed the sterling 
characteristics of Ian Maclaren's Drumtochty folk, for they had to a marked de- 
gree honor, integrity, industry, inflexibility of purpose, dignity and reserve. 

Eliza M. Gill. 

AuTHOitiTiES. — History of Kennebunk, Saco Valley Settlements and Families, Town 
records and family traditions that accord with the above printed matter. 


In the Possession of Mr. William Bryant, of Stoneham, Mass. 

Communicated by Rev. Charles E. Beals, Stoneham. 

Joseph Bryant Son of Lieu 1 Joseph Bryant and Sarah Bryant Born 
March 8 th 1730 

Abigail Osgood Daughter of Rev d James Osgood and Sarah Osgood Bom 
March 11 th 1737 

Joseph Bryant & Abigail Osgood married the 3 d of October 1752. 

Sarah Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born August 
23 d 1753 

Abigail Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born May 
24 th 175G 

Louis Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant & Abigail Bryant Born Janu- 
ary 25 th 1758 

Joseph Bryant Son of Joseph Bryant and Abigail Bryant Born October 
12th 1759 

Sarah Bryant married to David Hay of Stoneham July 8 th 1773 

Louis Bryant married to Joshua Burnham of Lynn March 11 th 1779 

Abigail Bryant married to James Oliver of Boston January 15 th 1780 

Joseph Bryant married to Elisebeth Stimpson of Reading March the 11 th 

Joseph Bryant the 3 d Son of Joseph Bryant & Elizabeth Bryant Born 
April 18 th 1785 

Elizabeth Bryant Daughter of Joseph Bryant Jun r & Elizabeth Bryant 
Born March 9 th 1787 

William Bryant Son of Joseph Bryant & Elizabeth Bryant Born May 
17 th 1794 

The Bearths of my Daughter Oliver children. 

Abigail Oliver Daughter of James Oliver & Abigail Oliver Born Janu- 
ary 15th 1780. 

Susannah Oliver Daughter of J«mes Oliver & Abigail Oliver Born May 

James Oliver and Abigail Oliver had a Daughter Still-Born September 
15'M784. h ' 

James Oliver Son of James & Abigail Oliver Born July 24 th 1785 

Sarah Oliver Daughter of James & Abigail Oliver Born September 17 tn 

Joseph B. Oliver Son of James & Abigail Oliver Born May 7 th 1790. 

102 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

The Births of my Daughter Burnham children. 

David Hay Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born January 9 th 

Abigail Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 
25 th 1781. 

Sarah Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 2 d 

Joseph B. Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born August 6 th 

Joshua Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born January 26 th 

Louis Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born December 
24 th 1790 

Timothy Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 25 tb 

Major Joshua & Louis Burnham had a Son Still Born December 26 th 

Dolley Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born February 
13 th 1796. 

Daniel Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born June 18 th 1798. 

Oliver Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born August 23 d 1800. 

Col Joshua Burnham & Louis Burnham had a Son Still Born May 28 th 

(Also the following by a different hand.) 

be it remembered that Susannah Dix Daughter of Capt James & Abigail 
Oliver Departed this life Sept. 12 th 1811 with a child that was stil born. 



S avery in Davis's " Ancient Landmakks of Plymouth."— I regret that Mr 
Davis, in the second edition of his valuable book, has omitted to correct in the 
Savory record an error which was the result of a mere conjecture in the first 
edition. His "1st John," who married Martha Parlow of Middleboro', he repeats, 
was "probably son of 1st Samuel." Now this John's name, as well as his 
son's, was spelt on the records of Plymouth county indifferently Severit and 
Severy, but never Savery. See Deeds, vol. 30, p. 218, dated May 20, 1735; vol. 
31, p. 2G, October 27, 1735; Book 37, p. 71, Dec. 29, 1741, and several other 
volumes ; and vol. 5 of Probate Records, p. 545, for the form Severy, and as late 
as vol. 50 of Deeds, p. 197, May 27, 1752, for Severit. It was not until the 
time of the 1st John's great grandchildren Daniel and the " 1st Nehemiah" 
that the name of this family, descendants of John and Martha, assumed the 
form Savery, and it ought to have been given a separate article under the head 
"Savery or Severy," in the Genealogical Register of Plymouth families given 
in the "Landmarks." In my Savery Genealogy (1893) I show reasons for 
believing that this " 1st John " was born in Marblehead, and lived in Wenham, in 
the records of which he is called John, Junior. In Marblehead, which, we 
know, early received many Channel Islands settlers, whose French names 
were soon disguised by translation or transliteration, we find in 1680 a John 
Sevrit, clearly an English transliteration of the well-known Jersey name Sy vret 
or Sivret, which, under the latter form, is found to-day among the French in 
New Brunswick. In the History of Essex County (Ilurd, editor), sub capite 
Wenham, we read that this John (the surname spelt " Severett") removed to Wen- 

1900.] Notes and Queries, 103 

ham about 1695, and in the church and town records there we still And his name 
" Sevrit." In those records in due time we And .John Sevrit, Junior, married to 
Martha Parlow, and contributing to the records the births of two children, one 
of whom is Mr. Davis's " 2d John," who married Mary Thomas, and lived in Mid- 
dleboro'. It is a pity that such a peculiar genealogical incident and curious 
gradual assumption by a branch of a family of a name so widely different from 
the original patronymic, should have escaped notice in a standard work on 
the families of the county where they are found ; but I would not have bur- 
dened your columns with the above proofs lest such a difference between my 
own conclusions and those of so eminent an antiquarian as Mr. Davis might 
seem to weaken the authority of my own. A. W. Savary, 

Annapolis Royal, N. S. Author Savery Genealogy. 

Dow. — The records of Haverhill, Mass., and Chase's History, are doubtless 
wrong in giving the death of Martha 3 Dow (Stephen 2 , Thomas 1 ), [No. 73, p. 
137, " Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury "], March 15, 1(19(5-7. She was 
born April 1, 1G73. Josiah Gage m. a Martha Dow, May 17, 1097. Shed. 
Feb. 10, 171(5-7, in the 44th year of her age, as recorded on her grave stone in the 
Pcntucket cemetery, at Haverhill. Stephen 2 Dow mentioned in his will, July 
1, 1717, " my son Josiah Gage." The will of Josiah Gage shows that his wife 
was dead, July 4, 1717. Both men died in July, 1717. 

The Haverhill records of births, marriages and deaths were at that time 
arranged by families. The clerk probably entered the death against the wrong 
Martha Dow. Martha 4 (Henry 3 ), only two years old, may have been killed in 
the Dustin massacre. A similar error of the Haverhill records is noted on p. 
275, " Old Families." Also, John Stevens, Jr., m. Hannah Currier, May 18, 
1687, on the same records, should doubtless be 1697. 

The record of the death of Martha Gage, sent me by Arthur E. Gage, was 
received too late for insertion in my " Old Families." 

Providence, 11. I. David W. Hoyt. 

Peter Darby. — I have noticed in the history of New Ipswich, N. II., by 
Frederic Kidder and Dr. Augustus A. Gould, page 380, a reference to Peter 
Darby, of l'lymouth, Vermont. 

This is an error. Peter Darby was my great grandfather. He was born in 
Concord, Mass., June 2, 1768; married Nov. 12, 1795, Betsy Gould of New Ips- 
wich, N. H., and thereafter lived in Reading, Windsor County, Vermont, where 
he died Sept. 3, 1843. Wade Keyes. 

Boston, Mass. 

Terry. — The following is a copy of the registry of the baptism of Stephen 
Terry, who died in Iladley, Mass., in September, 1668. Extracted from the 
Parish Registers of Stockton, in Wilts. 


Alter Stepanus Terry sextus scilicet Alius Johis Terry hujus Ecclesiae Rectoris 
natus 25° Augusti, baptizatus fuit 31 eodem Augusti, cui nomen inditum est in 
meinoria prions Stephani optimae spei et studiosissimae indolisadolescentis qui 
obiit Oxoniae hoc anno vzt 28° July Anno aetatis suae 16° paene complete 

Geneva, Switzerland. Justin P. Kellogg. 

White and Terry. — I enclose as an appendix to the preceding note a copy of 
the epitaph of Thomas White, at one time Warden of New College, Oxon. I 
copied it myself while on a visit to Salisbury this past summer. 

Geneva, Switzerland. Justin P. Kellogg. 

Thomas White, b. 1514; d. 12 June, 1588. He was the uncle of John White 
of Stanton St. John, Oxford, who was the grandfather of Stephen Terry of 
Hadley, Mass., d. 1668. Epitaph of Thomas White, copied from a brass in the 
floor of the morning chapel in Salisbury Cathedral. 

Epitaphium Thomae Whyte L.L. Doctoris 

Cancellarii Ecclesiae Catheclralis Beatae 

Mariae Virgiuis Sarum, et Diocceseos Ejusdem, 

Archidiaconi Berck', et quondam custodis 

' ■ 

104 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

• Collegil Sc'tao Mariae Winton in Oxon, qui 
obiit 12° die Jnnii An Domini 1588. 
Acqui perpetuus Boniq' cultor 
Defensor viduae, patronus orbi, 
Cujus judicio labat sagaci 
Nunc jus imperialc destitutum 
Quern notus toties sibi fidelem 
Ignotus sibi sensit hospitalem 
Annorum placide Satur sub isto 
Obdormit recubans Whytus sepulcro. 

Elizabeth, Queen of Virginia.— The entries in the parish register of S. 
Mildred's, Poultry, begin in 1558, but for the first forty years they were tran- 
scribed from some earlier book which is not known to be now in existence. 
Affixed to the parchment on which the first page is written, is a small engraved 
portrait, very beautifully executed, of the Virgin Queen, and below is the legend : 
Those who read this will translate more accurately than a lady to whom the 
portrait was shoAvn, who, as I was informed by the esteemed custodian, read the 
legend as "Elizabeth the Virgin Queen of England, &c." It is a testimony 
to the value attached to the possession of Virginia at the time the portrait was 
executed. I ihu&t not omit to add that below is the engraver's name thus : 

Andon, Wierx fecit et excud. B. 


1010. Marie Wingefeilde the daughter of Sir James Wingefeild bapt. the 
8 of Julie 1G10. 

Anno D'i. 1(531. April 13. Edward Maria Wingfeild Esquire buryed. 

Bishop of Lincoln's transcript of the parish register of Kimbelton, Hunting- 
donshire. The orginal register is not extant prior to 1047. Maria was a favor- 
ite name in the family, not for females only. B. 

Colby Notes from Fressingfield Register. — I have been looking through 
my oldest Register, and send you some Colby scraps : — 

15(50. The marriage of Ilenrie Colbie of Brockedishe & Grace Donnett the 
xxvj daie of September. 

1572. The baptism of Roose Coibie daughter of Ilenrie Colbie & of Grace 
his welfo the xxvij of Aprill. 

.1573. The buriall of John Colbie sonnc of Henrie Colbie "the ij of februarie. 

1577. The baptism of Alice Colbie daughter of Ilenrie Colbie the vij daie of 

151)8. The marriage of Richard Dowsynge & Roose Colbie the xxvj of June. 

Extracts from Fressingfield Register, Suffolk, England, by 

J. J. Raven, D.D., F.S.A., Vicar. 

Hammond— Peach, of Marblehead. — Richard Hammond was in Marblehead 
in 1070, and was undoubtedly the emigrant ancestor or one of the emigrant 
ancestors of the Hammonds of Marblehead. The following, gleaned from Eng- 
lish records, probably shows his ancestry and also points to the progenitors of 
the Peach family of the same place : 

(1) Edward Hammond and wife Catherine were living in the Parish of St. 
Clements, Ipswich, England, in 1571 and 1577. They had children baptized 
there, among whom were Mary, Susan and William. 

(2) William Hammond, whose will dated 24 Jan., 1649, probated 23 May, 
1650, was twice married and left a large family of children, among whom 
were the following : 

(3) John, m. St. Clements, Ipswich, 1058, Elizabeth Crane. They had several 
children, among whom were sons John and William. 

(3) William Hammond of Ipswich, mariner, whose will was probated, Arch. 
Suffolk, 13 March, 1661. Wife Dorcas, sons John and William. Daughters 
Hannah, Dorcas and Martha. 





Notes and Queries. 


(3) Edward Hammond, of Ipswich, mariner, m. St. Clements, 1038, Thomas- 
ine Teach, dau. of William Teach, of Ipswich, mariner, and Thoinasine Cole, 
his wife. Will, Arch. Suffolk, 2 Nov., 10(57. Sons Jonathan, Nathaniel, Ed- 
ward, Samuel, John and William; daughters Abigail and Thomasiue. Sons 
Edward and William were manners. 

(3) Richard Hammond living in Ipswich in 1049, but no later record of him 
there has been found. 

(3) Mary Hammond, living in 1049. 

(3) Sarah, wife of John Barnes. 

(3) A daughter, wife of Grymblc, in 1G49. 

" The Hammonds of Ipswich were a race of hardy sea captains and themselves 
in great part owners of the ships they sailed in and of the cargoes they car- 
ried. They held the Manor of Newton Hall in Swilland for several generations. 
Edward Hammond, who died a little after the Restoration, is mentioned with 
approval by Matthias Candler, the genealogical Vicar of Coddenham.^ ' Henry 
Bloomtield, ' he says, 'one of tlie Chiefe Constables of the Ilu of 'Hired- 
ling,' married to his second wife, ' Thomasin daughter of Thomas Coale of 
Ipswich, the relict of W m Teche a M r of a ship neere the old Barre gates in 
Ipswich. She had a daughter m. to Edward llamont, M r of a ship in Ipswich, 
a pins man.' " — Hurl. MM. 607 1, p. 543. 

'• A tombstone in the churchyard of St. Clement, Ipswich, has the following 
inscription : 4 The Burying place of Captain Benjamin llamoud and Captain 
John Hammond, sons of Edward llamoud, in this parish.' The Shield, Tarty 
per pale, displays a quatrefoil between three demi-lions passant guardant; and 
the Crest above, on helmet and torse, is a wolf's head erased." {Suffolk Manorial 
Families). — F. S.. Hammond, Bloomjield, Neio Jersey. 

Glover. — In "Epitaphs at Church Tastures, Brandon, Virginia" (Virginia 
Historical Magazine, vii. 211), is the following: 

" ' In Memory of Captain Joseph Glover, of Boston, son of Captain Elishaand 
Mrs. Jerusha Glover, who departed this life Jan. 11, 1792, in the 25th year of his 
age.' It is not likely that the church was in existence in 1792, but Captain Glover 
probably commanded a vessel lying at the wharf, and was buried in the old 
church yard." Joins T. Hassam. 

47 Court St., Boston. 


A Hake Medal. What is it? — I have a medal, probably a medical medal, 
which I cannot locate. Can any reader of the Register aid me? It is circular, 
two inches and three-eighths in diameter, convex on the face and concave on the 
reverse. The reverse is blank. The obverse is handsomely engraved thus : At 
the top centre a six-pointed star, beneath which is a wivath, under the wreath 
the words in Roman caps: GRA1). TERT. IN HON., after this the stan'of JEs- 
culapius, then the words DAT. COL. CON. V. KAL. AUG. AD. MDCCCXVI. 
Beneath this an eagle with wings spread. Around the above are the words 
VITA B11EV1S CUKSUS GLOIUJE SEMtTTEKNIS, filling the lower circum- 
ference of the medal, the upper circumference being tilled with a laurel wreath. 
The medal is suspended by a silver loop. The entire medal is of sterling silver. 
It is doubtless a college medal, and probably from a medical college. I would 
be very glad to have it identified, and to know who it was who graduated third 
in honor and thus received the medal. Horace Edwin IIayden. 

Wilkes Bar re. Fa. 

Lowden. — I would be very much interested to have any information that may 
be available concerning John Lowden, whose name appears in the Revolutionary 
rolls collection in the Massachusetts archives as having been a seaman on the 
State sloop " Winthrop." The name is the same ns that of my great-great- 
grand -father, who, it is believed, served in the War of Independence. It may 
aid you in your investigations to know that my great-grandfather was Joshua 
Lowden, who was born in Vermont in 1783, and at the time of his marriage 
moved to Massachusetts. 

184 La Salle Street, Chicago, III. Frank Qriucn Lowden. 


106 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Allyn. — I desire to obtain certain information of you regarding my early 
ancestors, that is if you can furnish me the same, and I will pay you for it, 
provided it cost not over $15.00. Below is my line as far as I have been able to 
trace it : 

James Allyn, married Alithea Avery at Groton, Conn., Dec. 17, 1729. 

David Allyn, born 1759, Oct. 23, at Groton, Conn.; died 1841, March 17, at 
Montgomery, Mass. 

David Allyn, born 1791, July 29, at Montgomery, Mass. ; died I860, at Mont- 
gomery, Mass. 
1 James F. Allyn, 1827-1896. 

Charles G. Allyn, 1865. 

David Allyn, 1759-1841, served in Connecticut troops in the Revolution. 

I have been unable to And any trace of my line in the Boston Public Library 
Records, and would like to avail myself of your assistance. I desire to trace 
the line from James Allyn of Groton backwards to the first Allyn in America. 
If I may hear from you I shall be greatly obliged for the favor. 

Hohjoke, Mass. Chas. G. Allyn. 

Rev. Jacob Johnson's Pamphlet, pkinted in 1754. — I have a pamphlet 
which probably is the only copy in existence. It is a sermon preached at Gro- 
ton, Conn., in 1754, by Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.B., over his parishioner, Mrs. 
Sarah Williams, who died April 10, 1754, aged 88. As the book is so rare, I 
send the names mentioned hi the sermon : 

Sarah Williams, wife of Richard Williams, who was brother of William, Henry 
and Stephen, all of Groton. She and her father came from London, England, 
when she was sixteen, and they lived with her uncle Wheeler at New London, 
Conn. Children : 

Sarah. David, m. Experience Bailey. Elizabeth, m. Obadiah Bailey, brother 
of Experience. Richard. Mary, m. Capt. Thomas Leeds. John. Nathan, m. 
Deborah Avery. Deborah. 

In the back is a list of subscribers, 123, mostly residents of Groton. 

Rev. Jacob Johnson was pastor of the church at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., from 1772 
to 1797. Information concerning him is solicited. E. C. Johnson. 

Wilkes-Barre, Pen?i. 

Elizabeth Fitch of Lebanon, Connecticut, married Nov. 4, 1781 (aged 20), 
Elihu Kent of Suflield, Connecticut (b. Dec. 15, 1757). Wanted, the names of the 
parents of Elizabeth Pitch and of her brothers and sisters. One of her sisters is 
said to have married a Le Wolfe, a Quaker, residing iu New Bedford, Mass. 

Xenia, Ohio. Miss E. C. King. 

Raymond.— Can some one give me the full name of the wife of William Ray- 
mond of Beverly, Mass., brother of John — with date of their marriage, their 
deaths, and children's names and birth records? 

Also of his son Benjamin's family. 

Who was the father of Rosilla Coombs, who married Nathaniel Whitcomb, 
January, 1722-3? She died March 8, 1737 ; probably lived at Lancaster or Hard- 
wick, Mass. Lydia J. Morey. 

S85 Adams /Street, Chicago, III. 

Boakdman. — Eunice, daughter of Jane and John Lusk, married Theodore 
Boardman in Newington, Connecticut, in 1774. Can any of the family of Board- 
man give the family name of Jane Lusk? Maky P. Bates. 

Of liemsvn iSlreet, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Wanted, names of first wife and child or children of " Matthyas Harvy ," in 
1648 of Warwick, R. I., 1660 of Oysterbay, L. I. and 1684 at Flushing, L. I., 
N. Y., he having married, about 1656, the widow of Robert Coles. Information 
also desired as to ancestry of both Harvey and wife. 

Wanted, names of wife, children and ancestry of Thomas Thorneycraft, one of 
the signers of the "Fundamental Agreement" at Warwick, R. I., 1648. 

Glen Cove, N. Y. Geo. W. Cocks. 







1900.] Notes and Queries. 107 

Nkwiiall and Cook. — lam exceedingly anxious to find the parents of two 
New England women, and thought you might be able to aid me by calling the 
matter to the attention of some of those who might aid me. First, I wish for 
proof of the parents of Mary Newhall ; and secondly of those of Patience Cook. 
Mary Newhall was the wife of the fourth successive Thomas Newhall of the 
Lynn family. The Essex Institute Collections contain, under this family, all 
data necessary to place her. ' 

Patience Cook is said to have been of Newport, R. I., though 1 think she must 
have come from a Massachusetts family, as I cannot trace her in It. I. She 
married, 1718-0, Thomas Arnold of Smithfleld, R. [. ; was born 1720, died 1805, 
and was the mother of Chief Justice Peleg Arnold of R. I. 

431 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Fa. Geoiige II. Earls, Jit. 

Thomas. — Who was the wife of Jeremiah (born Jan. 11, 1769; died Aug. 3, 
1847) Thomas of Middleboro', Mass.? 

Joseph Thomas and wife Mary had a son Andrew, who married Ruth Thomas, 
Feb. 12, 1782. Wanted, ancestry of Joseph and Mary. 

Wanted, date and place of birth and death of Lemuel Thomas, who m. April 
19, 1750, Mehitable Weston [of Middleboro, Mass.?]. Also ancestry of Mehit- 
able Weston, and date' and place of her birth. 

Wanted, ancestry and date and place of birth and death of Nathaniel Thomas 
and Wife Abigail, who had a son Jeremiah, b. February, 173(5. Also of Benja- 
min and Elizabeth Thomas, whose daughter Susanna, b. Sept. 15, 1743, m. Jan. 
15, 1701, Jeremiah Thomas, b. Feb. 18, 1736. William Holden. 

Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, O. 

Parents Wanted. 

I wish to obtain the proved parentage of each of the following persons : 

1. Bethiah , who married, about 1003, Thomas Adams of Ipswich. 

2. Elizabeth , who married, about 1708, William Badcock of Milton. 

3. Dorothy , who married, about 1685, Noah Brooks of Concord. 

4. Elizabeth , who married, about 1705, Francis Sawyer of Wells. She 

was probably a widow Dennis. William S. Aitlktox. 

462 Beacon Street, Boston. 

Hammond.— Capt. Laurence Hammond, who died in 1609, left but one child, 
Abigail, who married Luke Greenough, and afterwards .James Whippo. Are 
there any living descendants of this Abigail Hammond-Greenough-Whippo ? 
If so, will they kindly address Mrs. Evelyn MacCurdy, Salisbury, New Haven, 

Doming. —Wanted, parentage of Solomon Doming, born Dec. 12, 1736, at 
Weathers II eld ; died in 1832 at Sandisfleld; served in 'the Revolution. Also of 
his lirst wife, Eunice Harmon, born March 23, 1710, at Weatherslield ; died 1768 
at Siimlisllrld. I suppose Solomon was a descendant of John Deining and 
would like to trace both lines back to the lirst immigrants. 

174 Franklin Street, Buffalo. Dn. A. L. Benedict. 

Puudi>ex-Field.— Hannah Prudden married Peter Reynolds Field, probably 
J in Nov. 1801. Where and by whom were they married? Was it in Connecticut, 

Massachusetts, or within Ncav Hampshire? Mary F. Bates. 

64 Jiemsen Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Prase-King.— Sarah Pease married Benjamin King in Enfield, Connecticut, in 
1741. Was she daughter of John Pease and Elizabeth Spencer, and where is the 
proof? Maky F. Bates. 

64 liemsen Street, Brooklyn, JST. T. 
VOL. liv. 8 



108 . Notes and Queries. [Jan. 


Gutiiing ok Cusuino.— Some time ago I furnished the Register with the copy 
of a gravestone inscription found in a cemetery at Tappan, New York, which 
appeared in the January number (p. 128) of last year. It was the epitaph of 
"Lemuel Girthing of an honorable family in Plymouth County, New England, 
Surgeon of the 23 Keg. in the service of the United States of America." The 
copy was made througlrthe courtesy of a correspondent, and on his authority I 
sent it. Since then it has occurred to me that the surname " Guthing" was a 
false reading for Gushing, as it is easy to mistake a capital " C " for a " G," and 
a long " s " for a " t," particularly when one is not used to copying such inscrip- 
tions. On referring to the catalogue of Harvard College, I And that there was a 
Lemuel Cushing in the class of 17t!7; and from another source 1 learn that he 
was a native of Seituate. Plymouth County, and also a physician. Mr. Sibley 
lias him " starred " in the year 1771), which may be a wrong date, but I should 
be slow to accept the other without a careful reading of the stone. In " Massa- 
chusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War," now in course of 
publication, Dr. Cushing is mentioned, and the statement is there made that he 
was from Hanover, Plymouth County, Mr. Parry, in his History of Hanover, 
says: " Dr. Lemuel Cushing was a resident of Hanover, about the time of the 
Revolution, and was appointed by the Provincial Congress a surgeon in the 
army. The precise time when he came to town is unknown, as also the date 
of his leaving" (p. 99). See also " Proceedings (xv. 75, 7G) of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society" for October, 187G, for a roster of Colonel Thomas's 
regiment, of which Dr. Cushing was surgeon during the early part of the Revo- 

With these facts before me, I do not doubt tliat the epitaph refers to him. 

Samuel A. Greek. 

Alden. Correction. — In the October number of the Registeii is an account 
of the Descendants of Thomas White of Weymouth. On page 394 is printed that 
Hannah, 3 dau. of Ebenezer 2 White, married David Alden of Middleborough. 
It should have been John Alden. Either Col. French or Dea. Nash made a 
mistake in copying. Joseph W. Pouter. 

Bangor, Me. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Barton. — Rev. William E. Barton, formerly of Boston and now of Oak Park, 
a suburb of Chicago, is about to print a brief account of the family of his great- 
grandfather, Lieut. William Barton, of New Jersey. The pamphlet will not be 
for sale, but will be sent, while the edition lasts, to libraries and members of 
the family and others Interested, on receipt -of ten cents in stamps. 

There were at least ten Revolutionary soldiers named William Barton. Dr. 
Barton has been at pains to untangle them, and has had a measure of success. 
The manuscript is still in his hands, and will not be sent to the printer until 
early in the new year, and Dr. Barton will be grateful for added information 
concerning the name of Barton, the early home of the family in Lancashire, 
England, of the dill'erent branches in America, and such other items as may 
properly be mentioned or used either in full or in part in such a work. The 
pamphlet will be sent gladly to all who aid in its production. 

Dr. Barton's address is Oak Park, 111. 

Dictionary of American Book Publishers. — A work under this title is an- 
nounced as in preparation, and will be published early in this year by the Mont- 
gomery Publishing Co., 23 Park-Row, New York City. 

Wills oe the Shermans of Yaxley {ante, pp. G2-G9). — This article should 
be marked " To be continued." 
The wills to which the article refers will be printed in the April number. 



1900.] Proceedings of the JST. E. Hint. Gen. Society. 109 

Gknkalogiks in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information winch they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or eharacter be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other ollices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Bie.hL—\\y Frederick C. Tierce, P. (). Pox 214, Chicago, III. This book will 
soon be printed. It is intended to contain records of all the Field families in 
the United States. 

Haley, Piper, Neal and Bicker. — Rev. John W. Ilayley, A.M., of Lowell, 
Mass., is preparing a volume of "Memoranda relating chiefly to the Haley, 
Piper, Neal and Kicker Families of Maine and New Hampshire. " The com- 
piler's address is 271 Gorham Street, Lowell, Mass. 

Hammond. — F. S. Hammond, Esq., 73 Cherry Street, Oneida, N. Y., Secre- 
tary of the Hammond Family Association, has in preparation a genealogy of the 
llamond Family. Those interested in this family are advised to communicate 
to him such records as they possess. Their attention is called to the queries 
with this heading, printed in this number of the Register. 

Jlorton. — Mr. Marcus N. Hortou, Ploomiield, N. J., is compiling a new " Hor- 
ton Genealogy." He proposes to include therein, tirst an extension (with cor- 
rections) of the Hortou Genealogy which Avas compiled by the late Dr. George 
Firman Hortou of Terry town, Pa., which work, issued in 1876, was almost 
wdiolly a genealogical and historical record of the descendants of Barnabas 
Hortou, who was born in England in 1G00, and was in Southold, Long Island, 
N. Y., in 1G40; and second, all other lines of Hortons in this country, to the 
full extent of all the reliable and well authenticated information which it is 
possible to obtain. 

Those who are acquainted with Dr. Horton's book are urgently requested to 
furnish the present compiler with all possible corrections and additions, and to 
extend to the present date their family records complete in all ascertainable 

Particular attention is invited to the following : 

Webster. — Some years ago I commenced to study the records of the Webster 
Family in Northern New England. I had practically completed this study doAvn 
to the time of the Revolution, when I was applied to by the late William A. 
Webster for information on the subject. After examining my manuscript he 
asked permission to copy it and complete and publish the work. This contem- 
plated work was brought to an end by his death on January 2, 1899. By an 
agreement with his widow I have again taken charge of the work. It is my 
Intention to complete the work, which is already far advanced. It will probably 
be possible to publish it at the em\ of about two years, and it will form a book 
of about live hundred pages. My object in writing this note is twofold. First, 
to ask lor any information in regard to the Webster Family not already sent to 
Mr. \Vebster or myself. And secondly, to ask for subscriptions to the work. 
The price of the work will be live dollars ; and the publication will be assured if 
300 subscribers are guaranteed. 8. P. Sharplos, 13 Broad Street, Boston, Maw. 


Boston. Massachusetts, Wednesday, October 4, 7899. A stated meeting was 
held in Marshall L\ Wilder hall, Society's house, 18 Somerset street, at half 
past two o'clock, this afternoon, John Flbridge Hudson, A.M., the Vice-Presi- 
dent for Massachusetts, presiding. The usual routine of monthly reports pro- 
ceeded, and twelve resident members were elected. 



110 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Charles Sidney Ensign, Esq., of Newton, was Introduced, who rend a paper on 
Churc/i Yard Literature. Tills was well received, and a vote of thanks tendered 
the gentleman for his interesting essay. 

A paper was read from Mr. I. Gilbert Robbins, a resident member, detailing 
the history of the ballot-box, presented by him at the June meeting, which was 
received as information and placed on hie. Mr. Robbins also presented a frag- 
ment sawed from the old elm on Boston Common, "with a few cubes of the same 
wood designed for use as negative ballots. These were received and ordered to 
be placed in the cabinet. 

Benjamin Leeds, Esq., presented a miniature of his father, Benjamin Leeds, a 
former member of the Society, accompanied by a similar portrait of Mr. Glover, 
his grandfather : also military commissions, newspaper clippings and an original 
bulletin of the Washington, D. 0., National Intelligencer, announcing the news 
of Commodore Terry's victory on Lake Erie, in 1814, These were accepted with 
thanks, and ordered to the cabinet. 

November 1, 1899.— A stated meeting was held this afternoon, at the usual time 
and place, the President, Be v. Edward Griffin Porter, A.M., in the chair. After 
the ordinary routine thirty-two resident members were elected. Capt. A. A. 
Eolsom, Rev. Dr. Henry A. Ilazen, D.D., William R. Cutter, Esq., William T. 
Piper, Ph.D., and Charles C. Carpenter, A.M., were elected a committee to 
prepare and report nominations for the various elective officers, agreeable to 
art. ;i, chap. iv. of the by-laws. 

Lorin Low Dame, A.M., of Medford, was introduced at three o'clock. He 
read a valuable historical paper on the Middlesex Canal, for which a vote of 
thanks was returned, and a copy asked for the archives of the Society. 

December G, 1899.— A stated meeting was held at Marshall P. Wilder hall, 18 
Somerset street, at the usual hour. The President, Rev. Edward Griffin Porter, 
occupied the chair. The routine committee reports were made, and twenty resi- 
dent members elected. 

At three o'clock, Thomas Weston, A.M., of Newton, was introduced. He 
read a brilliant paper on William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony, 
which was applauded, a vote of thanks passed and a request made that a copy 
be deposited in the archives. 

The special committee on Grave Yard Inscriptions made a report, which was 
received and ordered on file. 

By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 


[The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for tho information 
of .renders * the price of each book, with the amount to bo added for postage when sent 
by mail ] 

Atinuttl Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1898. Wash- 
ington : Government Printing office. Quarto, pp. 715. 

This report consists of twenty two chapters besides the special report of the 
organization. These chapters are valuable in material and suggestion and sev- 
eral of which are decidedly contributions to history. The inaugural address by 
Prof. G. P. Fisher, Yale College, as president of the Association, treats of the 
function of the historian as a judge of historic persons. The address is a 
valuable text for historical writers. Tho historian is to weigh in the scales of 
justice the merits of historic men, and yet ho is more than a biographer. More 
sources are available to him, and these must be faithfully studied with a view 
to clearness and accuracy, and to an impartial statement of events, persons, 
times and the nation treated. The historian and the historical teacher, have 
indeed a dignity all their own and possess for themselves even the high court 
of appeal upon which all the world await. 

The historical manuscripts in the Library of Congress arc treated by Dr. Her- 
bert Eriedcuwald. The new attention bestowed upon the manuscripts would 

1900.] Booh Notices. Ill 

indeed have delighted the heart of Peter Force. These manuscripts are a source 
•which command the mind of the student. Ere many years portions of these 
manuscripts "will be printed. The Committee upon the study of history in the 
public school renders an extended report and it is the ablest treatment of the 
subject extant. If the Association existed for no other purpose than the pro- 
duction and dissemination of this report, its mission is justified. It is a text 
book for the class room, sole reading and inspiration. The writer and teacher 
of history have no hope of success without the spirit of this report is fully in 
their possession. The Historical Manuscript Commission render their third 
report and it is one of splendid progress. The promised manuscripts of J. C. 
Calhoun prove fruitful in annotation and their publication is delayed. Further 
items upon the presence of manuscripts in American libraries and archives are 
given. A calendar of Calhoun letters already published is most acceptable in 
view of the looked for publication of the Calhoun manuscripts. The Commis- 
sion also have caused to be gathered and herein published a " Guide" to items 
relating to American history from the reports of the English Manuscript Com- 
mission. Tt is a delightful '• Guide" to sources full of fresh information upon 
various phases of American history. 

The American Historical Association justifies its presence among the learned 
bodies of the world. It has indeed found a place and is making itself welcomed. 
The Association embraces a hue company of students, fifteen hundred at present, 
who are united in an unselfish benefit, not only to America but every nation. 

By llto. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

The Puritan as a Colonist and Beformer. By Ezra Hoyt Byington, author 
of " The Puritan in England and New England " and " The Christ of Yester- 
day, To-day and Forever." Boston : Little, Brown and Company. 1890. 
8vo. pp. xxvi.-f-375. [Price, $2.] 

Those who have read Dr. Byington's former book, " The Puritan in England 
and New England," will welcome this new volume, which is, in a sense, sup- 
plementary to it. The title does not altogether define the contents; that is, 
there is more in the book than is promised. The first chapter — the Pilgrim as 
a Qolonist— is a comprehensive summary of the story of Plymouth. The 
second, ami much the longest, deals with the Puritan as a colonist, and chiefly 
in Massachusetts under the first charter. There is no separate chapter treating 
with the Puritan as a reformer. The use of that word in the title would prob- 
ably be justified by the underlying thought that the New Englanders were es- 
sentially reformers in all that they attempted to do. 

The third chapter is properly a memoir of the Apostle Eliot, and it is so just 
and appreciative that it deserves a place somewhere in the title. The same 
might In- said of the fourth chapter, on Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awak- 
ening, a theme which the author knows how to handle from his familiarity with 
the literature and spirit of the time. The last chapter—" Shakespeare and the 
Puritans " of England — takes us out of the colonial Held and would seem to 
belong to the author's previous volume on the Puritan in England. As an 
essay by itself, upon the ethical and religious element in Shakespeare, it is in- 
tere>timr. If Dr. Byington could have told us how far the great dramatist was 
known in New England in the last century, he would have answered a long- 
standing inquiry. Did Chauncy and the Mathers, Willard and Edwards, or any 
of the learned ministers and magistrates ever own a copy of Shakespeare's plays 
or read them or allude to them in any of their writings? 

There are three photographic illustrations — the well-known portraits of Win- 
throp and Edward Winslow, and Eliot preaching to the Indians (from the bas- 
relief on the Congregational Building); The table of contents, list of authori- 
ties and index are very complete and helpful. 

A few minor errors have escaped the notice of the proof-reader and can 
easily be corrected in a later edition, which is sure to be called for. Page 154, 
eighth line from the foot, •« second " should be third ; p. 41), " Mansfield " should 
be Marshlleld; pp. 80 and 02, " Arabella" should bo Arbella; p. 110, "Goofc"(?) ; 
p. 171, ll H" wanting in the margin; p. 210-211, n. " Ellsworth Elliot" should 
be Eliot; pp. 220 and 244, " Stoughton " should be Canton ; p. 230, " Sir Robert 
Boyle" and "Sir Thomas Boyle" should be lion. Robert Boyle; p. 282, u. 
" Greene " should be Green; p. 20G, n. " Parkmore" should be Parkman ; p. 301, 
" Styles" should be Stiles. * * * 



112 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Belated 

Families of N&icbury, Haverhill, Ipswich and Hampton. By David W. IIoyt. 

Part Five. Providence, R. I. 1899. 8vo. pp. 321-411. 

We are at length able to greet the completion of a notable collection of genea- 
logies, the compilation of which has for many years occupied the attention 
of Mr. IIoyt. By authorities of the first rank his work has been complimented 
as incomparable in its fidelity to the originals, and the judgment displayed in the 
combination of its materials. 

The fifth part contains the genealogical records of the first three or four 
generations of twenty families, from Stanwood to Younglove, besides shorter 
genealogies of more than twenty others. In addition, it comprises the signers 
of the Bradbury petition, portions of Capt. Henry True's order book — the Salis- 
bury Revolutionary officer, — lists of early Salisbury and Amesbury ministers, ten 
pages of additions and corrections, general index, index of places and index of 

In previous parts should be noted the rectification of errors regarding the 
Ring, Rolfe, Sanders and other families, as also views differing from those 
generally held respecting Francis Dore, or Dow, the connection between the 
Baileys and the Emerys, the kinship of Elizabeth Hunt and Sarah Elliot to 
Jarrett Haddon, and of Sarah Cottle-Hale to the Rolfes and Rings. Of interest 
to literature is the account of the Macy family, commemorated in Whittier's 
14 Exiles." Complete lists are given of the purchasers of Nantucket, whither 
the JMacys lied. Another of Whittier's poems, " The Witch's Daughter," re- 
ceives illustration in the details respecting Susan (North) Martin, who was 
executed for witchcraft in 1692. 

Errors resulting from unverified reliance on Coffin's History of Newbury and 
j Chase's History of Haverhill have been detected, and slips for insertion at the 

pages where they occur have been prepared. 

Robert Barnard's removal from Andover to Nantucket, not hitherto supposed 
by other writers, is asserted with proof. 

The dilferent parts Avill be sold singly so long as the 200 sets reserved for bind- 
ing are not broken. The price of Parts One and Five will be $1.25 each, until 
further notice, though they will be furnished to original subscribers at $1.00 
each, according to agreement. The supply of Fart One on hand is smaller, and 
the preparation of Fart Five has been more expensive, than of any other part. 

To those who purchase at this time, the price of the complete volume, bound 
in cloth, will be §0.00 sent by mail. The price will soon be raised. 

By Frederic Willard Parke. 

First Report of the Public Record Commission of New Jersey, 1899. Somerville, 

N. J. : The Unionist-Gazette Association, State Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. 


"William Nelson, Henry S. Haines and William S. Stryker were appointed 
Public Record Commissioners by the Governor of New Jersey, in July, 1897. 
We here have their report, with four appendices, viz. : Appendix A, " Descrip- 
tion of Records in the office of the Secretary of State," comprising, i. Records 
of Conveyances, etc., for East Jersey, ii. Records of Wills, iii. Records of 
Conveyances, etc., for West Jersey. Appendix B, "New Jersey Legislative 
Proceedings." Appendix C, " Bibliography of the Printed Proceedings of the 
Provincial Assembly, 1707-177(5," compiled by William Nelson. Appendix D, 
44 Bibliography of the Printed Acts of the Legislature of New Jersey, 1703-1800, 
and Ordinances of the Governors," compiled by William Nelson. Appendix E, 
44 Army Depredations in New Jersey during the Revolution." 

The Commissioners invite special attention to the description of the manu- 
l script volumes in the State Library which they have given in the last appendix. 

As regards Appendix B, moreover, they emphasize 44 the remarkable fact that 
there does not exist In New Jersey a complete set of the I.iavh of the Colony, 
Province and State; nor is there known to exist anywhere a complete record of 
the legislative proceedings from l(j(J5." On this subject a very full report is 

The Interesting announcement is made that there is now being printed, as one 
of the yolumos of the New Jersey Archives, an index to the 10,000 '• marriage 
bonds " tiled in the office of the Secretary of State. These bonds were given by 
persons whose banns were not announced from the pulpit or affixed to the 
Church door. 



11)00.] Both Notices. 113 

In the conclusion of their report the Commissioners express the hope that 
they may, in the future, make public the many other records of value and 
interest now in the State House. 

Mr. Nelson and his associates of the Commission have already done much to 
preserve in print the reeords and documents illustrating the history of New 

By F. W. Parke, Esq. 

Ten Years at Pemaquid. By J. Henry Cartland. A book of two hundred 
pages, printed in clear type and with a dozen or more good illustrations. 

Its design, as explained by its title-page, table of contents and author's intro- 
duction, is to give sketches of its history and ruins, its location, relics, fortifi- 
cations, etc. 

The author, a lover of young people, whom it is easy to imagine would be in 
his most congenial clement when surrounded by his young friends, dedicates his 
book " To the Children of Maine." Evidently a companionable man and always 
in a cheerful mood, except when he laments the lack of interest of his co- 
temporaries in his favorite hobby, there is no doubt he would be a delightful 
guide to Old Pemaquid on a summer's day. 

He is not afraid to dig with his own hands for relics or to circulate a subscrip- 
tion paper for funds to dig deeper, but the genealogist and the exact historian 
will miss the index of names and places and will probably, in their disappoint- 
ment, underrate the real value of the work. 

By John J. Loud, Weymouth, Mass. 

Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, 1897-1898. Edited by Thomas 
McAdoky Owen, Secretary. Vol. ii. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Printed for the 
Society. 1808. 8vo. pp. 204. 

The papers contained in this volume are very valuable contributions to the 
history of the State of Alabama. They are also enriched by editorial notes by 
the secretary of the Alabama Historical Society, Thomas McAdory Owen, Esq. 
The old State of Alabama took its name from the " Alabainas " (a branch of the 
Choctaw-Chickasaw Indians, one of the six tribes of IndiansJ who formerly 
dwelt in towns near the site of what is now the city of Montgomery. Among 
these interesting papers, that by Henry S. Ilalbert, Esq., entitled " Creek War 
Incidents," Mr. W. G. Orr's account of the surrender of the famous Indian 
chief Weather ford to Gen. Andrew Jackson, and Mrs. Virginia Clay-Clopton's 
well written biographical notice of Clement Claiborne Clay (who was, perhaps, 
one of the most distinguished men that Alabama ever produced), are worthy of 
special mention. It appears from a letter of Col. W. II. Fowler's, printed in 
this volume, that no less than 30,000 men from Alabama were in Gen. Lee's 
army (the Army of Northern Virginia), and this number was only about one- 
fourth of the quota of men contributed by this State to the Confederate cause. 
There; is much that is excellent in the tone and spirit of these articles; indeed 
It is always a delight to read about southern people; perhaps in no section of 
our land do we see a liner sense or honor, of manliness, than in the pleasant 
southland; the members of the old southern families, in common with those of 
the north, are ever quick to resent an injury, ever firm friends or determined 
enemies, frank and generous, faithful and loyal in every sense of the word. 
Long may this chivalric devotion to a high type of honor, of manliness, prevail 
among our now happily reunited people. 

By Daniel liollins, Esq., of Boston. 

Diary of David McClure, D. D., 1748-1S20. With notes, by Franklin B. Dex- 
ter, M.A. Knickerbocker Press, New York. 1891). 8vo. pp. 219. 

Very interesting indeed is this diary of Dr. David McClure, a sturdy mission- 
ary in the west in the olden time. Of Scotch-Irish descent (a body of people 
who have done so much to settle and build up our great Republic), it is not 
surprising to find that Dr. McClure was noted for his ability and his upright 
life. His account of his experience among the Indians, especially of his inter- 
view with the great Indian chief Logan, in what was then the far west (in the 
vicinity of Pittsburg), is of absorbing interest. 

By Daniel liollins, Esq., of Boston. 




114 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Third Annual Report of the State Historian of the State of New York, 1897. 

Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford Co., State Printers, New York and Albany. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 1162. 

This volume contains an immense amount of very valuable historical material, 
and Hugh Hastings, Esq., the State historian, is certainly entitled to much 
credit for the compilation. It includes the muster rolls from 17G0 to 1776, in- 
cluding a collection between 1686 and 1760. The work is embellished by several 
illustrations and maps, one of which is a map of old Fort Ticonderoga (or Ty- 
condcroga, which the designer of the same claims to be the correct spelling). 
It also includes the public papers (15 ms. volumes) of Daniel I). Tompkins, 
who was Governor of New York, 1807-1817. This volume also contains a 
very valuable series of articles relating to the Civil War, beginning with 
an account of the "First Infantry affair" (the capture of the Smith's Light- 
ship at Mill Creek, Chesapeake Bay, Mel., May 17, 1861), and gives brief 
accounts of various other battles in which New York regiments partici- 
pated, namely: Golding's Farm, Va., Fredericksburg, the Chancellorsville and 
Gettysburg campaigns, the Sabine Pass expedition, the capture of Fort 
Fisher, the battle of Wauhatchie to the capture of Savannah up to the last 
fight at Germantown in Tennessee, on April IS, 1805. Perhaps one of the 
best and most lasting results of our war with Spain is the entire eradication of 
the last vestige of sectional feeling between the North and the South, making 
us as a nation stronger and more united than Ave have ever been before in any 
period of our history. As the stately procession of the years come and go, if as 
a people Ave are faithful to the leadings of Divine Providence, Avho will venture 
to set bounds to our national progress? 

By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Boston. 

University of the State of New York. State Library (81st) Report. 

The 81st annual report of New York State Library, 1808, makes an official 
volume of value to the student of bibliography and history. A bulletin of 
special interest is that upon " Supplementary List of Marriage Licenses " be- 
tween K>72 and 1781. The Volume of Licenses was published in 1860, and this 
"Supplementary List" adds about twelve; hundred "Licenses" to it. Other 
bulletins treat of colonial records and indices of unpublished material in the 
State archives. 

By Rev. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

The Signal Corps, U. S. A., in the War of the Rebellion. By J. Willard 
Bkoavn, A.M. During Four Years, Private, Sergeant and Lieutenant in the 
Corps. With numerous illustrations and maps. Boston: Published by the 
U. S. Veteran Signal Corps Association. 1896. 8vo. pp. 016. 
Mr. ,L Willard Brown of East Boston rendered patriotic service in preparing 
a most vivid history of the Signal Corps in the War of the Rebellion ; and the 
Veteran Signal Corps Association nobly seconded his efforts in publishing the 
manuscript. There is no literature upon the Signal Corps, hence the volume is 
unique and full of value. The service of the several detachments in the different 
military departments is amply described, and the roster of each member dwelt 
upon. The book is a genuine addition to " Ilebelliana." The publication com- 
mittee of the Association consisted of Adin B. Capron, Edw. II. Haskell, George 
II. Graves, J. Willard BroAvu and Charles D'YV. Marcy. The histoiian bestoAvs 
generous credit upon Mr. Marcy for painstaking assistance and practical knoAY- 
By Rev. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

The Dartmouth ; a weekly, issued during term time by the students of Dartmouth 
College, (oi.d edited by a committee of undergraduates. Vol. xxi : Nos. 1, 2, '6, 
I, 5, each 61 pp. 16 for advts. 1800. Printed at Hanover, N. II. 
To those interested, this publication, now in its tAventy-lirst year, furnishes a 
valued supply of college memoranda, comprising a list of the faculty of instruc- 
tion; personal items, covering movements of the professors or the students ; 
the clubs and various societies; noteworthy events in the careers of graduates; 
obituaries of the deceased ; severally treated in that blessed burschen mood in 
Avhich the heavy and the Aveary weight of this unintelligible Avorld is lightened. 
The magazine deserves its success as a reward of merit. 



1900.] Booh Notices. , 115 

The Parish Register Society. 1809. Ten Volumes Demi. 8vo. 

The Registers of Lydlinch, Co. Dorset. 1559-1812. Transcribed by Charles 

IIerhert Mayo, M.A., Vicar of Long Burton, and the late Francis George 

Henley, M.A., late Rector of. Lydlinch. London. 1899. pp. X.-4-130. 
The Registers of Ledbury, Co. Hereford. Tart I. 1556-1576. Transcribed by 

the late George Henry Piper, F.G.S., and 'edited by Charles Herrert 

Mayo, M. A., Vicar of Long Burton. London. 1899. pp. xii.+174. 
The, Registers of Battlefield, Shropshire. 1665-1812. [From a copy by William 

Phillips, F.L.S., and edited by Rev. W. G. 1). Fletcher, F.S-A.] London. 

1899. pp. 42-f-vii. 
The liegisters of Sibdon Garwood, Shropshire. 1583-1812. London. 1899. pp. 

The .'liegisters of Rowington, Co. Warwick. 1G12-1812. Transcribed and edited 

by John Wm: Ryland, F.S.A. London. 1899. pp. vi.-f223. 
The Registers of Shipton, Shropshire. 1538-1812. Transcribed by Gilbert II. F. 

'Vane, Rector of Wcm. London. 1899. pp. 61-f-x. 
The Jiegisters of Shirley, Shropshire. 1745-1812. Transcribed by T. R. IlORTON, 

Esq. London. 1899. pp. 2()-f-vi. 
The Registers of Melverley, Shropshire. 1723-1812. Transcribed by Hugh Hol- 
land Howard, Rector of Melverley. London. 1899. pp. 45+vi. 
The, Registers of Clyst St. George, Co. Devon. 1505-1812. Transcribed by John 

Lomax Ginns [formerly Rector of Clyst St. George]. London. 1899. pp. 

ix.— 157. 
The liegisters of Smethcote, Shropshire. 1G09-1812. Transcribed by T. R. Hor- 

ton, Esq. London. 1899. pp. 88-f-xii. 

Those volumes are not published or sold, but are privately printed for the 
Parish Register Society, and are issued to subscribers only, at the rate of one 
guinea per annum. Address W. Fergusson Irvine, Esq., Hon. Treasurer, 4 Eaton 
Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. 

The first year's work of the Society has been already noticed in the Reg- 
ister,* but having been most unfortunately omitted, both as to the Society and 
Parishes, in the Subject Index, may be well referred to here. 

The Lydlinch Register represents the second of the Dorset parishes printed 
by the Society., and Ledbury the second of those from Herefordshire. This 
last, being a very voluminous register, covers in this part only twenty years 
(1556-1570) and will be continued later; its baptisms are noteworthy as giving 
the godparents in all cases, which are often of great value in identification. 

Shropshire claims a somewhat undue proportion in the list, no less than six 
of the registers being of that county — a fact due to the cooperation of the local 
society, whose work has already been noticed in the Register.! In this con- 
nection we cannot but regret that so recent registers as those of Battlefield 
(1005), Harley (1745) and Melverley (1723) have been selected for transcription 
when so many more ancient and interesting records are rapidly perishing. 

Rowington, for Warwickshire, follows the interesting Stratford-on-AvonJ in 
the representation of that county. Clyst St. George is the first of the Devon 
parishes to be printed in this series, and, it is to be hoped, will be the precurser 
of many others in the tier of southern counties which gave so many of our early 
emigrant families. All seem most carefully edited and indexed, and their fine, 
clear type ami hand-made paper are fitting dress for the records which they 
preserve and make accessible for future ages. 

These ten handsome volumes mark the progress and success of the Society 
during the recent year, in which it has surpassed itself by printing double the 
number that have appeared during each of the three preceding years of its life, 
a fact which literally speaks volumes for the growing appreciation and support 
by the public of the splendid work it Is doing in the rescue of these priceless 
records from decay. 

Here in the cis-Atlantic we recognize perhaps too little how very deplorable 
the condition of these ancient rural English registers frequently is, but the 
writer's experience in the search of many hundreds of them has deeply im- 
pressed him with the imperative need of either early Government interference, 

* April, 1897, vol. li., p. 235. . mc 

f,luly, 1S99, vol. liii., p. 303. 

X Register; January, 1898, vol. lii., p. 92. 

116 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

as in Scotland and Ireland, or falling this (which Is hardly to be hoped for at 
present), the labor of love of such a society as this. 

To the American searcher its work is particularly welcome, as it gives every 
genealogist the opportunity of having on his shelves for instant reference the 
complete ancient register of each parish undertaken, at a cost within the reach 
of all, and ( experientia docet) many an expensive journey or tedious trans-marine 
correspondence may be saved by a rapid reference to these carefully indexed 

All interested in the genealogy of our early families of the old Anglo-Saxon 
stock should contribute their mite to the good cause by a prompt subscription 
and support, and America, or even New England alone, should furnish enough 
subscribers to enable the Society to again double its list of registers during the 
opening years of the new century. 

By J. Henry Lea, Esq., of Bucksport, Me. 

Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes. Edited by his daughter, Sahaii 
Fokhics Huoiiks. Ill two vols. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin 
& Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. Vol. I. pp. ix. 
4. ;{,•>;;. Vol. II. pp. vii. -H*(;i. Price $5.00. 

The valuable and important services of John M. Forbes are instructively set 
forth in these handsome volumes. He was, altogether, the most influential 
private citizen of the United States, during the civil war. Very much of the 
history of the country is here unfolded and laid open to the study of. the present 
generation. His foresight, his energy, his resolution and his sagacity strength- 
ened and often guided the course of an executive, incapable of leading and not 
always ready to follow. His high tone of character which he displayed, oeca- 
sionally lowered by unjust estimate and denunciation of opponents, is an incen- 
tive to right action, and the lesson of his active, brave, undaunted mind will 
stimulate, even when it fails to convince. 

His public life, his methods of exerting political influence and his steadfast 
opposition to corruption are interspersed with glimpses of a most delightful 
private life. His love and fondness for noble sports, his generosity and 
thoughtfulness of personal friends, his humanity, charity and unstinted gener- 
osity towards suffering and the misfortunes of others, make the reader feel how 
fortunate was the community in which he dwelt, and the State in which beheld 
citizenship. Such books afford the richest enjoyment, in that they possess the 
merit of faithfulness. 

By U co. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

The Puritan Jiepublic of The Massachusetts Bay in New England. By Daniel 

Wait Howe. Indianapolis. The Bowen-Merrill Company, Publishers. [1899.] 

8vo. pp. xxxviii.-f-422. 

" What I have aimed to do," says the author in the preface, " is to bring to- 
gether, in a volume of moderate size, some of the features in the history of the 
government and people of the Massachusetts Puritan commonwealth, that I 
thought would be most interesting to the people of today, and especially to 
those who are descendants of the early Puritans. * * * I have essayed the still 
more difficult task of tracing the evolution of a commonwealth from a colony, 
of a constitution from a charter, of a republic from a corporation." 

The reason for beginning this book with " John White of Scrooby " is not ap- 
parent. We associate Scrooby with the word Pilgrim rather than Puritan, and 
to the best of our present knowledge, the John White here mentioned was never 
a resident of Scrooby, but was a native of Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire, and 
from his long residence in Dorchester, England, was known as the " Patriarch 
of Dorchester." The particular subjects which Judge Howe has considered most 
interesting to the people of to-day are the formation anil growth of the civil 
government, the laws, lawyers and courts of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 
the dealings of (lie Puritans with the Indians; the domestic, social, industrial, 
commercial, religious ami literary life of the Puritans ; the influence of the clergy 
in moulding the government and the struggle of the colonists for a greater free- 
dom from the crown. The table of citations presents a formidable list of 
authorities from which the author has drawn freely ; yet we notice the absence 
from this list of a number of standard works, some of which are primary 
sources, and of most titles of the early and rare historical imprints. The 
mechanical work of bookmaking is well done. • • * 

1900.] Booh Notices. 117 

Rev. Morgan John Rhys, 1760-1804. By John T. Griffith, Lansford, Pa.: 
Leader Job Print. 1891). Fcp. 46s ■'Paper covers, pp.126. 

It was a labor of love for Rev. Mr. Griffith, Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Lansford, Pa., to prepare this memoir of his kinsman. We only re- 
gret that the necessity of limiting our space to the stricter genealogical part 
forbids a more extended review of the biography of this fearless, godly man 
who has been styled " The Welsh Baptist Hero of Civil and Religions Liberty 
of the 18th Century." 

A chapter is devoted to the genealogy of the Rhees, Loxley and Lowry families. 

The work is dedicated to William Jones Rhees, Esq., of the Smithsonian In- 
stitute, Washington, U. C, who is a grandson of the subject, Rev. Morgan John 
Rhys (or Rhees). 

By Rev. Charles E. Beats, Stoneham, Mass. 

Massachusetts Society of Sons of the American Revolution, Historical Memoranda 

loith Lists of Members and Their Revolutionary Ancestors. Boston: Published 

by the Society. 1899. Royal 8vo. pp. 295. 

The very colors— blue and buff and white — of this volume transport us to the 
stirring days of '76, when the sturdy Continentals marched and fought and 
suffered. The constitution and officers of the national and state organizations 
are herein contained, The members, with their Revolutionary ancestry, are 
likewise recorded. 

In the interesting list of present and past members of the Massachusetts 
Society whose fathers were Revolutionary soldiers, we note the name of the 
venerable, ever youthful, Rev. Elijah Kellogg, the genial writer of fascinating 
stories for boys. 

A narrative of the French army in Boston appears. There is also embodied in 
the book an account of the military descendants of Dea. Thomas Parker, who 
was represented in the Colonial Wars by twenty-seven, and in the Revolution by 
thirty-live, descendants. This would appear to be a most notable patriotic 
record. The frontispiece is a picture of the late Mr. Edwin Shepard Barrett, 
formerly President of the National Society, and whose long tenure of the office 
of the President of the State Societv endeared hiin to the Sons of the American 
Revolution of the Old Bay State. 

By Rev. Charles E. Beats, Stoneham, Mass. 

The End of an Era. By John S. Wise. Boston and New York : Iloughtcn, 

Milllin & Co. : The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. iv.-f-474. 

Let whoever may read this notice not fail to peruse the book which introduces 
it to his attention. The narrative talent of its author and the exciting events 
related invest with the fascination of romance a volume whose contents are bio- 
graphical and historical facts. Portions of it, by the vividness with which they 
flash the limitless horror of war upon the reader, may be compared with the 
"Specimen Days" of Walt Whitman; From the birth of Mr. Wise at Rio 
Janeiro, when his father was " Envoy Extraordinary ami Minister Plenipoten- 
tiary to the Empire of Brazil from the Republic of the United States," to the 
close of " the Era," that is, the end of the Rebellion, which was itself the end of 
the slave-holding period of our history, the autobiography is of unflagging 
interest, as might be conjectured from the fact that the teller of the story is the 
son of the Virginia Governor under whose administration occurred the execution 
of John Brown, and who was brigadier-general in the Confederate army during 
the Civil War. 

The lessons of the conflict have been learned and acknowledged by Mr. Wise, 
and his work, although showing in places what must be denoted as a Southern 
bias, is that of a noble-hearted man, sincere in his former enmity to the Union 
and equally so in his present adherence to it, uninfluenced by fear or favor in 
taking either stand. 

By Frederic Willard Farke. 

The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania — Charter, Constitution, ^By-Laws, Officers, 

Committees, Members, etc. 1899. 8vo. pp. 114. 

The titles of this book, of which an edition of two hundred copies was printed 
in June, 1899, is sufficiently comprehensive and detailed to set forth the contents 
of an admirably gotten up volume, bound in crimson, with gilt top. 

By Rev. Charles E. Beats, Stoneham, Mass. 



118 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Ben Comee. A Tale of Bogers's Bangers, 1758-50. By M. J. Canavan. With 

Illustrations by G .. uge Gihus. New York ; The Macmillan Company. 1899. 

[Price, $1.50.] 

Our interest in this book lies in the historic thread that runs through it. The 
author has made himself familiar with the period of the French war and allows 
the narrator, Ben Comee, who is supposed to have been born in the Munroe 
Tavern, Lexington, in 1737, to tell the story of his life in simple, colloquial 
style. We are listening to him in the year 1812, when he is in advanced age. 

The early chapters relate mostly to Lexington, and give a good description of 
the old town and its leading citizens, including the famous ministers, Hancock 
and Clark. We are then taken over the long march to Fort Edward with the 
Bangers* and much is said of Lake George and Ticonderoga and Fort Anne, of 
Abercrombie, Howe, Amherst and Gage, of Stark, Putnam and Rogers, and 
their many deeds of valor, which young readers will especially appreciate. 

A bit of romance is reserved for the very end of the story. * * * 

Beqister of Bennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Philadelphia. 

1898. 8vo. pp. 193. 

In ability to prepare an inviting volume not one whit behind their brothers of 
similar patriotic societies, the ladies of the above organization have produced a 
really brilliant specimen of the bookmaker's art, for the badge of the society, in 
gilt and blue, on the cover, together with the gorgeous flag of the organization, 
inserted as frontispiece, lend an attractiveness to a volume which would other- 
wise appear to be but a rigid register of members, with the record of the co- 
lonial ancestry of the same. 

By Bev: Charles E. Beats, Stoneham, Mass, 

Honor Boll of Massachusetts Batriots Heretofore Unknown. Boston: Privately 
issued for the Massachusetts Chapters of the Daughters of the American Re- 
volution. MDCCCXCIX. Sm. 8vo. Pasteboard covers, pp. 34. 
Our curiosity is at once excited by such a title and is only allayed when we 
learn that the " Honor Roll" is a list of men and women who loaned money to 
the Federal Government during the years 1777-1779. Among the names of 
those who furnished the "sinews of war" in the dark clays of the Revolution, 
appear many of our familiar and prominent New England patronymics. 
By Bev, Charles E. Beats, Stoneham, Mass. 

Suffolk Deeds, Liber X. Boston : Municipal Printing Office. 1899. 8vo. 

The volume before us is the tenth issue of Suffolk Deeds ordered by the Board 
of Aldermen acting as County Commissioners for the County of Suffolk. The 
first volume of this series was authorized April 13, 1880, and was completed 
before the close of the year. A glance at the ten bulky volumes now issued 
shows the propriety and wisdom of preserving their contents in print. 

The chief attraction of this present volume is the Introduction, in which Mr. 
John T. llassam, who has had charge of the printing from the beginning, has 
collected with much care biographies of the Early Recorders and Registers of 
Deeds of the County of Suffolk, from Stephen Winthrop in 1639 to John Ballan- 
tine, whose term of odlce closed in 17:55 — nearly a full century. The account was 
prepared as a paper for the Massachusetts Historical Society and read before 
that association in May, 1898, and was noticed in the Ricgisticw for January last, 
page 136. " Each biography includes the parentage of the subject, when 
known, a facsimile of his autograph, copious extracts from authentic sources, 
skilfully woven together by this able antiquary, and a brief account of the re- 
corder's immediate family." 

A Hand Book of Practical Suggestions for the use of Students in Genealogy. By 
IIknky It. Stiles, A.M., M.l). Albany, N. Y. : Joel Munsell's Son's, Pub- 
lishers. 1899. Royal 8vo. pp. 56. 

Dr. Stiles has had much experience as a writer on historical and genealogical 
subjects. The list of his works includes the History of Brooklyn, 3 vols. ; the 
History and Genealogy of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut, 2d eel., 2 vols., and 
the Connecticut Stiles Family, of which he is author, and the History of King's 
County and the Humphrey Family, of which he is the editor. These works are 
evidences of his ability to give advice on the subject he has chosen. No one is 
better litted for it. The book will be found very useful. 




1900.] Booh Notice*. 119 

A Sketch of the Life, of John Winthrop the younger, Founder of Jpsioich, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1033. By Thomas Fkanklin Watkks. Publications of the Ips- 
wich Historical Society. Printed for the Society. 1899. 4to. pp. vi.-f-77. 

This book by the President of the Ipswich Historical Society is designed to 
record the life of John Winthrop the younger, from his coining to Boston, in 
1031, to the period of his declining a re-election to the Massachusetts Court of 
Assistants, in 1G50, his European experiences and his public services in Con- 
necticut obtaining only passing notice. These pages are the result of labor, and 
claim for themselves the authority consequent on the careful collection of facts. 
An admirable portrait reproduces the only authentic likeness of Winthrop. 
Facsimiles of manuscripts, two of them of the original size, will attract atten- 

By F. W. Parke, Esq. 

Wethersfield Inscriptions ; a complete Record of the Inscriptions in the five Burial 
Places in the Ancient r Pown of Wethersfield,, including the Towns of Rocky Hill, 
Newington and Beckley Quarter (in Berlin), also a portion of the Inscriptio)isin 
the oldest Cemetery in Glastonbury. Compiled by Edward Swkktsku Tillot- 
son. Published by William F. Boardman: Hartford, Conn. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 372. 
Hie Early Records of the Town of Dedham, Mass., 1672-1706 ; a complete Tran- 
script of the Town and Selectmen's Records contained in Book Five of the General 
Records of the Town, being Volume Five of the Printed Records of the Town. 
Edited by the Town Clerk, Don Gleason Hill. Dedham, Mass: Dedham 
Transcript Press. 1899. 8vo. pp. 41o. 
Manchester Historical Association Collections. Vol. i. Part ii. Manchester, 

N. II. : L. C. & L. M. Gould. 1898. 8vo. pp. 121-232. 111. 
Appendix to the Report of the Ontario Bureau of Industries, 1S97. Printed by 
order of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Toronto : Warwick Bros. & 
liutter, Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. xi.-f-139. 

To the preservative qualities of the ancient cemetery of Wethersfield, arising 
from a treeless, sandy soil, together with the labors of the compiler and his co- 
adjutor, Mr. Edwin Stanley Welles, may be ascribed the production of a book of 
records containing copies of some of the least mutilated among the very early 
inscriptions of New England. The oldest stone remaining in Wethersileld bears 
the date 1648 i in Newington, 1720; at Rocky Hill, 1731; in Glastonbury, 1098. 
A complete index makes available this compilation of Mr. Tillotson, to whom 
thanks are due for the thoroughness with which he has performed his very use- 
ful work. 

The present volume of Dedham Records is a continuation of the publication 
of the records of the town from the end of Book Three, the last volume given 
to the public. 

The Manchester Collections embrace, as their most noteworthy contents, a 
paper on the '"Hon. Samuel Blodgctt, the Pioneer of Progress in New Eng- 
land," "Indians of New Hampshire: Etymology of their Language," and the 
" Home Life of Maj.-Gen. John Stark," this last being followed by a Biblio- 
graphy on Gen. Stark, compiled by S. C. Gould. 

In the Ontario Bureau Report are comprised papers and records relating to the 
early municipal history of the Province, such as a " Dispersion Sale of 1829," 
"An Early Departmental Store," "British Immigration into Upper Canada," 
and " The Peopling of the Province." 
By Frederic Willurd Parke. 

Milton Cemetery. A Catalogue of the Proprietors of Lots, together with a Record 
of Ancient Inscriptions on all the Tablets in the Cemetery prior to and includ- 
ing A.I). 1S00.—A.D. 16S7.—A.D. 1S00. Boston: David Clapp & Son, 
Printers. 1883. 

This pamphlet was issued in 1883 by the Trustees of the Cemetery. It con- 
tains a list of the proprietors of lots in that year and a copy of all the inscrip- 
tions from 1G82 to 1800, with other matters of interest relating to the; cemetery. 
Other towns have preserved records of the inscriptions of their burial places, 
and we commend their example to other towns. H. B. Martin is the present 
town clerk. 





120 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Year Book of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of Neio York. 

New York : Tress of Francis E. Fitch, 47 Broad St. 1899. 4to, pp. G90. 

In blue and buff— old Continental colors — and guarded by the alert Continen- 
tal of the society's seal, comes the year book of 1899, containing, as frontispiece, 
the portrait of Washington by Sharpless. In this imposing volume may be 
found not only a vast amount of information bearing upon the national and 
State societies of this organization, but also much valuable historical material 
of deep interest to the general student of history. For example, not only may 
we know the objects of the society as set forth in the constitution, as well as the 
personnel of the officers and members with their pedigree, but a generous portion 
of the book ably treats of the Revolution in general, enumerating the battles, de- 
scribing the First Continental Congress, setting forth the military records of 
hundreds of Revolutionary soldiers, and crowning all with a graphic delineation 
of the life and work of George Washington. The score or more of fine illustra- 
tions double the value and interest of the book. 

By Rev. Charles E. Beals, Stoneham, Mass. 

TJie Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, of Westborough, Mass., for the months of 
February, March, April, October and November, 1737 ; November and Decem- 
ber of 177 S, and the years of 1779 and 17 SO. Edited by Harriettk M. 
Fokisks. Published by the Westborough Historical Society. 1899. Small 
quarto, pp. 327. 

This extremely interesting book gives the best picture of the life of a country 
minister of the last century that the writer has seen. The illustrations add 
greatly to the volume and it appears to be very carefully edited. If the entire 
diary, assuming that Mr. Farkman kept one, as apparently he did, during the 
whole of his long ministry, were in existence, Westborough would be excep- 
tionally fortunate and historical scholars would possess a view of the home life 
of New England for sixty years. The coat of arms is one of Cole's productions, 
but as its original once hung in the Westborough parsonage its appearance as 
the frontispiece is excusable. It is to be regretted that so valuable a book is 
not printed on durable linen paper. 
By (leorge K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

Historic Side Lights. By Howard Payson Arnold. Illustrated with Portraits, 
Diagrams and Fac-similes. Harper & Brothers. New York and London. 
1899. Crown 8vo. pp. :>;'>0. 
Mr. Arnold has proved his ability as a writer by his previous publications. 

These Historic Side Lights will be read with interest. They give new and often 

humorous side lights of many antiquarian matters. The book is handsomely 

printed and is fully indexed. 

The Medford Historical Register. Published by the Med ford Historical Society. 

Vol. 2, No. 4. October, 1899. Price $1 a year, or 25 cents a number. 

This number of the Register completes the second year of its publication and 
the second volume of its issues. It contains some unpublished Medford school 
reports, an able paper by Miss Caroline E. Swift on "Maria del Occidente " 
(Mrs. Maria Gowen Brooks) a native of Medford, and other historical matter 
relating to Medford. Mrs. Brooks attained a high position as a poet in the first 
half of this century. Those interested in the history of that city should show 
their appreciation of the work the Society is doing by subscribing to the Register. 

Proceedings in Observance of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
Organization of the First Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts, August 21 and Sep- 
tembdr 4, 1898. Cambridge: The University Press. Pamphlet 8vo. pp. 192. 
A n a ir (■,-:<( if// Sermon at Lincoln, Massachusetts, By Rev. EDWARD G. Portkk, 
1898. Iteprinted from the Proceedings. Pamphlet 8vo. pp. 48. Illustrated. 
A Brief Skvtch of (,'corge F. Be wis of Lincoln, Mass. Being an abstract from 
the above anniversary sermon. Pamphlet 8vo. pp. 7. Portrait. 
History, town anil church, happily embodied in narrative, chronicle and biog- 
raphy, with valuable illustrations of the three meeting houses and portraits of 
the several clergymen and parishioners, with a map of the original location, 
combines with good printing in making these pamphlets treasures indeed to the 
town, the parish and the public. They will admirably serve as models for other 
similar anniversaries. 



1000.] Booh Notices. 121 

Historical Collections of the Topsfleld Historical Society. Vol. IV. 1898. Tops- 
Held, Mass. : Published by the Society. 18D8. 8vo. pp. ix.-f 148. 
This pamphlet contains the doings of the Topslield Historical Society and 
papers upon subjects connected with Topslield. The history of the Academy 
and the literary exercises at the reunion of the teachers and students of that 
Academy, August 12, 181)7, 1111 the greater part of the pamphlet. It is illus- 
trated -with a view of the Academy and portraits of its principals, with bio- 
graphical details. 

Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Bevolution, 1898-9. Phila- 
delphia. 1*899. 8vo. Taper covers, pp. 94. 

From the unpretentious dress of this little volume, one would scarcely suspect 
the amount of interesting, and, indeed, valuable material contained. The very 
annotated map inserted at the end is an eloquent, yea, pathetic, disclosure of 
Valley Forge and kindred experiences of the Revolutionary patriot. 
By Rev. Charles E. Peals, Stoneham, Mass. 

A Life for Liberty. Anti-slavery and other Letters of Sarah Holley. Edited with 
introductory chapters by John White Ciiadwick. Second impression. G. 
1\ rutmam's Sous, New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press. 1899. 
8vo. pp. V.-J-292. 111. 

The Men of New York : A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of Citizens of 
the Umpire State 2>rominent in Business, Professional, Social and Political Life 
during the Last Decade of the Nineteenth Century. Builafo, N. Y. Geo. E. 
Matthews & Co. 1898. 2 vols, issued in 9 pts. Folio. 

Carrie P. Butler Thwing. An Appreciation by Friends, together with Extracts 
from her " Journal of a Tour in Europe.'' Cleveland, Ohio: The Helinan- 
Taylor Co. 1899. 12mo. pp. vi.-f 194. For. 

Commemorative of Calvin and Luther Blanchard, Acton Minute Men, 1775. By 
Alfred SereNO Hudson. Published by Luke Blanchard, West Acton, Mass. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 100. 111. 

Washington the Soldier. By Gen. Henry B. Carrington, LL.B. With illus- 
trations, maps, chronological index and appendices. Lamson, Wolfle & Co., 
Boston, New York, London. 1898. pp. xviii-f-431. 

Passages from the Life of Henry Warren Howe, consisting of Diary and Letters 
written during the Civil }\ r ar, 186 1-1S05. A condensed History of the 30 th 
Massachusetts Regiment and its Flags, together with the Genealogies of the 
(liferent Brandies of the Family. Privately printed. Lowell, Mass.: Cou- 
rier-Citizen Co., Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. 211. For. 

In Mcmoriam. Samuel Colt and Caldwell Hart Colt. By the Rev. Samuel Hart, 
D.l). Illustrated by Clifton Johnson. [Springfield, Mass.] 1898. 4to. 

An Unredeemed Captive; being the Story of Eunice Williams, who, at the age of 
secen yeiirSy uuts carried away, from Peerjield by the Indians in 1701, and who 
lived umong the Indians in Canada as one of them the rest of her life. By Clif- 
ton Johnson, with illustrations by the author and many old-time engravings. 
[Holyoke, Mass.J 1897. 8vo. pp. 54. 

Lt.-Col. Otho Hamilton of Olivestob, his Sons, Capt. John and Lt.-Col. Otho 
Hamilton 2d, and his Grandson, Sir Ralph Hamilton, EX. By Rev. Aritiur 
Wentwortii Hamilton Eaton, D.D. Halifax, N. S. : C II. Rugglcs & Co. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 

Memorial Discourse on Reuben Aldridge Guild, A.M., LL.D., Librarian of Brown 
University, delivered in the First Baptist Meeting-House, June IS, 1899. By 
Henry Melville King, Pastor. [Providence, R. I., 1899.] 8vo. pp. 20. 

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Luther Farnham, A.M. By John Ward Dean, A.M. 

Memoir of Dr. George Logan of Stenton. By his widow, Deborah Norkis 
Logan. With Selections from his Correspondence, edited by their G real-Grand- 
daughter, Frances A. Logan. With an Introduction by Charles J. Stille. 
Illustrations from Photographs by C. S. Bradford. Philadelphia : The His- 
torical Society of Pennsylvania. 1899. 4to. pp. 207. 

The memorial of one who consecrated forty years of her life to the service of 
the negro race in general, and twenty-three years to the special work of conduct- 



122 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

ing ton them a school in Virginia, "was committed to aptest hands when entrusted 
by Miss Holley's friends to Mr. Chad wick, Briefly mentioned in Garrison's bio- 
graphy, her career of arduous and often discouraging work deserved the detailed 
and appreciative commemoration which it receives. The daughter of Myron 
llolley could not well have adopted a different course of life, and those who read 
this volume will find in her letters the entertainment and instruction always 
afforded by an enthusiast, especially when the cause enkindling the ardor is the 
noblest that ever inflamed the human heart. 

Men of New York is a biographical encyclopaedia that most brilliantly fulfils all 
the expectations it has created, as it is scarcely possible to imagine press work 
more perfect; the matter of the text is indicated in the title. The second 
volume includes a synoptical index of the entire work, furnishing the principal 
events in the history of each person, as also additions gathered since the publi- 
cation of each biography. 

The sweet face of Mrs. Thwing renders intelligible the exclamation of her 
husband, " If you had only known her!" In six chapters of reminiscence her 
friends recall the years at Farming-ton, Vassar College, Cambridge, Minneapolis 
ami Cleveland, the remainder of the volume being filled with the "Journal," 
considered by Mr. Thwing as exhibiting more clearly her mental and moral 
qualities than almost any other of her productions. 

The Blanchard Memorial comprises, besides a sketch of Luke Blanchard's life, 
sections treating of the dedication of the Blanchard memorial stone, the " Sig- 
nificance of Minute Men and Memorial Stones," the " Minute Man and the New 
England Meeting-House," the " Ancestral Annals of Calvin and Luther Blan- 
chard," and other allied subjects. The illustrations, together with the minute 
description of them, are a significant part of a work undertaken to present the 
events of April 19, 1775, in their relation to the dedication of the "Memorial 
Stone " erected by the publisher to the memory of the men whose names are 
borne on the title-page. 

The perennial idolatry accorded to Washington, not only by Americans but 
by all liberty-loving peoples, will be gratified by the result which Gen. Carring- 
ton's studies have attained, that is, the evidence that Washington Mas in truth 
one of the first military geniuses of the world. The book will impress anew 
upon all minds the image of the " Ideal Soldier" who was foremost among those 
who assisted to establish what he hoped would be— to use his own words—" an 
asylum for the poor and oppressed of all nations and religions." 

" iUin across a dead Johnny. Went through his pockets, found a plug of 
tobacco. By his side lay a bag of Hour. Appropriated both, and that night 
had some fritters and a good smoke. Such is Avar ... I buried many 
legs, arms, hands and dead bodies. Horrid scenes in and about the hospitals." 
Abounding in such details as these, Lt. Howe's Diary and Letters give, what 
such literature is especially valuable for, a first-hand, unvarnished record of the 
ungloriiiable commonplaces of war. The book will hold the attention of the 
reader from beginning to etui, its unpretentious style faithfully transmitting the 
impressions of a mind similar in intelligence and patriotic fervor to the minds 
of thousands of unnamed soldiers who fought on either side in the Civil War. 

Marvellously beautiful is the volume that describes the Colt Memorial Build- 
ings, with illustrations of unsurpassable excellence, and letter-press equally 
artistic. The Church of the Good Shepherd, in Hartford, Conn., commemora- 
tive of Col. Samuel Colt and three infant children, the Caldwell Hart Colt 
Memorial House, both erected by Mrs. Samuel Colt, and " Armsinear," the resi- 
dence of Col. Colt, are the subjects illustrated; "while, besides the description 
of these, the book contains the address and prayer at the dedication of the Me- 
morial House. 

The " Unredeemed Captive" relates a singular story, as it still remains doubt- 
ful whether Eunice Williams voluntarily adopted a savage life, or whether her 
whole existence of ninety years was one of coercion. Her history and that of 
Deerlleld previous to the time of her capture are interestingly told by Mr. Johnson. 

The monograph of Mr. Eaton, " prepared," as he sa} r s, " for historical pur- 
poses only," consisting of sketches of the eminent military services of members 
of the family of his wife, is characterized by the thoroughness and graceful 
style peculiar to the other productions of the author. 

The character and actions of a deeply religious and public-spirited man, li- 
brarian and historian, are fittingly eulogized in Mr. King's Memorial Discourse, 
the principal events in the life of Dr. Guild occupying clue space in the sermon. 


1000.] Book Notices. 123 

Mr. Dean's sketch of Mr. Farnham is reprinted from the Register of Oct., 


An absorbing book indeed is the Memoir of Dr. "Logan, Quaker, Republican, 
"Senator, self-constituted negotiator with France, independent, unselfish, Quixo- 
tic. His career was intimately connected with the history of the first half- 
eentury of the United States, and, narrated as it is with ability and conscien- 
tiousness, it will be recognized as an important element in the beginnings of the 
nation. The letters fully confirm the opinion of him derived from the biography, 
and, as they largely relate to Dr. Logan's clforts to avoid war with England, and 
include as correspondents such names as Jefferson, Madison and Pickering, their 
value and attractions are evident. The book is handsomely printed and illus- 

By Frederic Wlliard Parke. 

The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveiand Families. An Attempt to tract 
in the male and female lines the posterity of Moses Cleveland of Wolnirn, Mass., 
Alexander Cleveland of Prince William County, and also a Bibliography of the 
Cleveland Family. Compiled by Edmund Janes Cleveland and Horace 
Gillette Clevkland. Illustrated. In three volumes. Hartford, Conn.: 
Printed for the Subscribers by the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company. 
1809. 8vo. Vol. i., pp. 1090; vol. ii., 1001-2000; vol. iii., 2001-2694. 

Poster Genealogy, being the posterity of lleginald Foster, an Early Inhabitant of 
Ipswich in New England. With Wills, Inventories, Biographical Sketches, etc. t 
also the liecord of all other American Fosters. By Frederick Clieton Pierce. 
Published by The Author. Chicago: Press of W. B. Conkey Company. 
Super-royal 8vo. pp. 1081. 

History and Genealogy of the Hinds Family. By Albert Henry Hinds. Port- 
land, Maine. IH99. 8vo. pp. xi.-f-383. 

The Story of the Hutchinsons. Tribe of Jesse. By John Wallace Hutchin- 
son. Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers. 189G. Two volumes. Crown 
8vo. Vol. i., pp. xviii.-H95; vo i, { Ui) pp. vi.-f-416. 

The Humphreys Family in America. Supplementary Number, January, 1899. 
By Frederick Humphreys, M.D. Assisted by Henry It. Stiles, M.D., 
Otis M. Humphreys, M.D. New York: Wynkoop Ilallenbeck Crawford 
Co. 1899. Royal 4to (124 in. by 10 in.), pp, 107. 

History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. By Everett S. Stackpole. 
[1899.] 8vo. pp. 252. Price, $5.00. 

History of the Descendants and Connections of William Montgomery and James 
Somerville, who emigrated to America from Ireland in the opening years of the 
19th century. [1897.] For sale by Edward A. Claypool, Genealogist, 207 
Bush St., Chicago, III. 12mo. pp. 112. 

The Olcott Family of Hartford, Connecticut, in the Line of Eunice (Olcott) 
Goodwin, 1039-1807. Compiled by Frank Farxsworth Starr for James 
J. Goodwin. Hartford, Conn. 1899. Super-royal 8vo. pp. 84. 

Goldthwaite Genealogy. Descendants of Thomas Goldthwaite, an Early Settler 
of Salem, Mass. / with some Account of the Goldthwaite Family in England. 
Illustrated. Compiled and Published by Charlotte Goldthwaite, compiler 
of the Boardmun Genealogy. Hartford Press: The Case, Lockwood & 
Brainard Company. 1899. 8vO; pp. 4111. 250 copies printed. Price, $5.00; 
by mail, $5.20. Address, Miss Charlotte Goldthwaite, Hartford, Conn. 

Sargent Becord. William Sargent of Ipswich, Newbury, Hampton, Salisbury 
and Amesbury, New England, U. S. With his Descendants and their Inter- 
marriages, and other Sargent Branches. Compiled by Edwin Everett Sar- 
gent, St. Johnsbury, Vt. St. Johnsbury, Vt. : The Caledonian Company, 
Printers and Publishers. 1899. 8vo. pp. 331. 

Pedigree of the Family of Grazebrook. By Geo. Grazebrook, F.S.A. Privately 
printed from " Miscellanea Genealogicaet Heraldica." London: Mitchell and 
Hughes, HO Wardour St., W. 1899. 4to pp. 28, 

Genealogy of Samuel Williams, of Grafton, N. II. By Josiaii TI. Drummond. 
Portland [Me.]. Smith and Sale, Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. 20. 
VOL. liv. 9 

124 Book Notices, [Jan. 

Will* of the Shermans of Yaxley, in Suffolk, England. By a Descendant of Capt. 

John Sherman. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical 

Register for January, 1900. 8vo. pp. 9. 
Mr. Ralph Wheelock, Puritan. A Paper read before the Connecticut Historical 

Society, Nov. 7, 1899. By Rev. Lewis W. Hicks, M.A. With an Appendix by 

Thomas S. Wukklock. Published by request. Hartford Press: The Case, 

Lockwood and Braiuard Co. 1899. 8vo. pp. 51. 
Edward Antill and his Descendants. By William Nelson". Paterson, N. J. 

The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 2G9 Main St. 1899. 8vo. pp. 3G. 

We continue in this number our quarterly notices of genealogical works re- 
cently published. 

The exhaustive researches of the compilers of the Cleveland Genealogy have 
produced a unique work, preserving the history of an extensive and honorable 
family, winch they have collected not only from the usual sources of genealo- 
gies, but also by making record of everyone of the Cleveland name mentioned 
in army-rolls, State archives, pension reports, periodicals, advertisements, 
directories, etc. Attention is invited by the compilers to the ancestries of 
husbands and wives, the method of their arrangement offering great assistance, 
it is claimed, in the verification of relationship to ancestors distinguished in the 
service of their country. Beginning in 106G, the record is continued to the 
present generation in so comprehensive a manner as to well merit the epithet 
universal. One may acknowledge, but hardly realize, the labor involved in the 
compilation of materials sufficient to fill three volumes of such a size, much of 
the print — for instance, all of the collateral ancestries — being of the finest 
legible type. Nearly eighty illustrations, chiefly portraits, all of superior ex- 
cellence, are an attractive feature of the work. Among them is that of the 
collaborator, Horace G. Cleveland, to whose decease his associate feelingly 
alludes, attributing to his indefatigable industry the completeness of the joint 
achievement. Three indexes, occupying nearly four hundred pages, testify to 
the wide range of research whose results are thus rendered available. The con- 
cluding chapter of the work consists of an account of Edward Winn, and de- 
scendants, — father of Ann, wife of the Moses Cleveland mentioned in the title 
page, — and also notices other Winn emigrants to America, constituting what 
may be considered as a supplement to the Cleveland Genealogy, and showing 
the abundance of collateral information gathered in the course of investigations 
required for the production of a family history worthy of descending to the 
posterity to which it is bequeathed. 

While conducting research on behalf of Mr. Volney W. Foster, the author 
of the Foster Genealogy discovered that no Foster history, commensurate 
with the prominence of the family, had as yet been attempted. • Adding to 
the materials relating to the branch he had first investigated such data re- 
specting other lines as he has since collected, he has produced a work cor- 
responding in arrangement and value to the numerous genealogies already 
published by Mr. Pieree. Besides the descendants of Reginald Foster of 
Ipswich, to whom are assigned nearly four hundred pages, the Dorches- 
ter, Salem, Long Island, Scituate and Chelmsford families are included, fol- 
lowed by sections relating to the descendants of John Foster of Kingsware, 
England, and to Andrew Foster of Andover, Mass. There are about two 
hundred illustrations, views, coats of arms and portraits. The index is in- 
adequate. One thousand pages of small type require, at least, an alphabetical 
arrangement of names, completed by the printing of Christian names in full. 
A list of corrigenda should have been added for statements such as that on 
page 255, viz., that John Foster, baptized March 30, 17G0, married Susannah 
Robinson, granddaughter of Rev. John Robinson, the Pilgrim pastor, who came 
over in the Mayflower. 

The youthful author of the Hinds Genealogy deserves congratulation for the 
accomplishment, at his age, of so arduous a task as the compilation of such an 
extensive and thorough work. It is the result of great pains; the arrangement 
of the materials collected is admirable, placing the information which the book 
contains at the service of the reader, with the least possible trouble to himself. 
This arrangement, together with the exhaustive indexes, turns the book, as it 
were, inside out at a glance, — a quality of self-disclosure which trebles the 
value of a genealogy. The print is good, and the illustrations equally so. 

1900.] Booh Notices. 125 

The table of contents of the ITutchinsons' Story discloses the variety and 
piquancy in the narrative which might be expected from its author, especially 
as in this autobiography he has told whatever seemed to him the most worthy of 
relation, and has also told it in a manner peculiarly his own. The last survivor 
of " the ITutchinsons " has, in the publication of these deeply interesting vol- 
umes, merited the gratitude of the patrons of reform and music in two con- 
tinents. They possess a distinct value as history, since the famous quartette 
was more or less closely connected with many of the progressive movements of 
the last half-century. Like the " almost miraculous " singing of the family, this 
account of their adventures is in a style artless, emotional, and therefore effec- 
tive. The illustrations are very characteristic. 

The Humphreys Family supplement consists of "abstracts of wills and 
memoranda concerning the English Humphreys, collected from the public, civil 
and ecclesiastical record oflices of Great Britain." As an appendix to one of 
the superior American genealogies, whose value is annually increasing, it will 
be recognized as exhibiting qualities similar to those of that work. Its elabo- 
rateness is obvious on every page. Besides the extracts from the English rec- 
ords, it contains the Revolutionary services of the Humphreys, also an Orange 
County (N. Y.) Humphrey family, and an obituary of Hon. James M. Mont- 
gomery, of Buffalo, N. Y. An index and portrait of Dr. Frederick Humphreys 
complete the work. . ( '* i|l 'i 

The Stackpole History Wd Genealogy, after sections giving accounts of the 
Irish Stuck polos, the Coat of Arms, the Clare County Stackpoles, .lames Stack- 
pole, the emigrant — found at Dover, N. II., in 1G80 — and Lieut. John Stack- 
pole of Biddeford, presents on page (»!) a summing up of the first three genera- 
ions of the Stackpoles in America. The remaining chapters exhibit the dif- 
ferent branches of the family, viz., the descendants of Lieut. Samuel, Joshua 
Jr., Charles, Ebenezer, Otis, Tobias, James of Thomaston, Me., William of 
Boston, John of Durham, Me., Absalom, Stephen, Capt. James of "Waterville, 
Me., Andrew of Biddeford, Joseph of August;), and the Stackpoles of Pennsyl- 
vania. Unclassified Stackpoles, the Military Record, the College Alumni, and 
the First Reunion — at Rollinsford, N. II., — are the topics qf the concluding 
chapters. An index, in two parts and of the most serviceable method, com- 
pletes the volume. The illustrations are fine, those representing the seats of 
the transatlantic Stackpoles being very picturesque; twenty portraits are in- 
cluded in the list of embellishments. The binding and print are both com- 

Mr. Frank Montgomery has, in the Montgomery and Somerville families, 
condensed the manuscript history of these families, prepared by the Rev. W. G. 
Montgomery, now deceased, adding to it collections made by himself and 
others, and thus forming a book which will be of material assistance in 
tracing the ancestry of the names on the title-page, and which, furthermore, 
by the blank leaves provided, offers anyone who can the opportunity of increas- 
ing the amount of genealogical records necessary to the completion of the 
various lines. The volume is well printed and illustrated with portraits. There 
is no index. 

The prolonged search of the Hartford records and those of the Colony of 
Connecticut for the data embodied in the Olcott Family is plainly evinced in 
the style of the work resulting therefrom. The branches undertaken are treated 
with lavish detail, the authenticity of the statements being guaranteed by most 
copious references. The thoroughness displayed in the compilation is also car- 
ried into tlie index, an addition as indispensable to all works like this as is a 
directory to a city. A tabular Olcott Pedigree still further increases the use- 
fulness of the volume. 

The Goldthwaite Genealogy relates to the descendants of Thomas Gold- 
thwaite, who was the ancestor of all the Goldthwaites in America. As a result 
of fifteen years' labor the author has collected the names of two thousand and 
six hundred Goldthwaites, bringing the records of the family down to the tenth 
generation, from Thomas of Salem. The illustrations comprise views of 
residences in England, and portraits of old-time members of the race to whom, 
for various reasons, was accorded especial esteem. The appendix contains two 
documents of importance, the Goldthwaite Record left by John Goldthwaite of 
Danvers, born in 1771, and the account of the Boston family given by Miss 
Hannah Goldthwaite Gowen, born in 1774. 

126 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

tho print clear and of good size, and the paper of corresponding quality. Two 
indexes, the llrst of Goldthwaites, the second of other names, should be men- 
tioned with particular commendation. 

The greatly regretted decease of the compiler of the Sargent Record, before 
the completion of his work, has not prevented the finishing of a volume con- 
taining the records of about tive thousand and three hundred persons, and show- 
ing the patience and skill bestowed on the task to which the author sacrificed 
his life. The scope of the genealogy is indicated in the title. A marked ex- 
cellence is an index filling sixty- four pages. The book is illustrated with por- 
traits. Thanks are due to the Caledonian Company for securing the completion 
of a valuable production, and presenting it in such form to the public. 

The Grazebrook Pedigree relates to this family since their settlement at Shen- 
ston, Co. Stafford, England, in 1204, and, containing as it does sufficient proofs 
for every generation, aims at inciting others who have a pedigree to prove it 
step by step from records, instead of referring to documents which generally 
supply no references now of service. The combining of the fragments scattered 
through the periodical in which they first appeared is a most happy idea, and, 
among other objects attained, will attract the attention of the Sewalls who are 
descendants of Henry Sewall and Margaret Greysbrooke. 

The beautifully printed Samuel Williams Genealogy, very largely derived from 
the collections of Benjamin F. Williams, of Grafton, will afford pleasure to the 
descendants of the Grafton pioneer, and also furnish records serviceable to the 
genealogist. Samuel Williams was the fifth in descent from Richard Williams 
of Taunton. 

The reprint of the Sherman Wills will render these important documents more 
accessible to those interested in them. 

Rev. Mr. Hicks has conferred a favor on the public by consenting to print in 
so handsome a form his very interesting paper on Ralph Wheelock, great-grand- 
father of the first president of Dartmouth College, and affirmed by amply sup- 
ported tradition to have taught the first free school in Massachusetts. Mr. 
Ilifiks's enthusiastic admiration of the Puritan minister — for such he was in 
England — schoolmaster and public spirited citizen has produced an eminently 
readable sketch. The genealogical additions by Mr. Wheelock consist of facts 
of special importance to those of the Wheelock name, and admirably complete 
the contents of a book whose exterior is in every way fine. 

The Edward An till whom Mr. Nelson commemorates was a merchant of New 
York city in the seventeenth century, and the sketch of his career, though that 
of a private citizen, is instructive by its portrayal of life in that town two cen- 
turies ago. The descendants of the merchant who are particularly noticed are 
Edward Antill, 2d, of Piscataway, New Jersey, Lieut. -Col. Edward Antill, 3d, 
of Quebec and Montreal, Dr. Lewis Antill of Perth Amboy, and Maj. John Antill 
of New York. The pamphlet is pleasant reading as a narrative;, apart from its 
genealogical details, and copious references substantiate the facts presented. 

By Frederic Willard Parke. 

History of the Hamlin Family, with Genealogies of Early Settlers of the Name in 
America, 1629-1S94. By H. Franklin Andrews, Attorney at Law. Exira, 
Iowa: George W. Guernsey. 1894. 8vo. Part i., pp. 131. Price, $2. 

Genealoyy of Dr. Francis Joseph Pfeiffer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, aud his 
Descendants, 1734-1899. By Edwin Jaqueth Sellers. Philadelphia. 
1899. Royal 8vo. pp. G7. 

Biography of Deacon James Allen. By Hiram Knight. With Genealogical 
liegister and Testimonials. Worcester, Mass. : Printed by Charles Hamilton. 
1899. Royal 8vo. pp. 67. 

Hine Genealogy and History of the Descendants of Thomas Hine of Milford, 
Conn., 1639. Compiled by Hon. Robert C. Hine, Judge of the Municipal 
Court, St. Paul, Minn. [St. Paul, Minn. 1898.] Sin.Svo. (8 in. by 6 in.) 
pp. 239. 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1660) Association at its Annual lie-union at 
Manchester, iV. //., August 31, lb'9S, with a Bean Genealogy by lion. Josiau 
11. Duummond. 8vo. pp. 90. 

Farrington Memorial. A Sketch of the Ancestors and Descendants of Dea. John 
Farrington, a native of Wrenlham, Mass. To which is appended the Genealogy 


1900.] Book Notices. 127 

of his wife, Cynthia Hawes. 1899. Published by the Committee. [Portland, 
Maine: Press of Southworth Bros.] 8vo. pp. G4. 

Addenda. Ndf-Neff History regarding the Origin and Meaning of the Name of 
Nejf. Together with Revolutionary Records. Compiled by Elizabeth Clif- 
ford Neff, compiler of the Naf-Neff History. Published and For Sale by 
the Author. Cleveland, Ohio. 1899. Pp. 35. 

Descendants of Elisha Ware of Wrentham, Mass., to Jan. 1st, 1896. [By F. W. 
Mann of Milford, Mass.] 

Marvin Beckwith and his wife Abigail Clark. Their Colonial Ancestors and their 
Descendants. Elkhorn, Wisconsin. 1899. Nos. 1, 2. 8vo. pp. 88; 55. 

Beckwith of Yorkshire. 88o. pp. 8. A reprint from the preceding work of 
pages 5 to 12. 

The Crosby Family of New York. By Ernest Howard Crosby. Sm. 4to, pp. 
24. 111. 

The Bennett, Bently and Beers Families. 1899. [By S. B. Bennett of Pittston, 
Pa.] 8vo. pp. 50. 

A Collection of Family Records from Bartholomew Botsford and Winston lines of 
Genealogy, as the Compiler [Sarah Annis Winston Pond] received her Name 
from these families. The individuals are 1 Sarah Bartholomew, 2 Annis Botts- 
ford Winston, 3 Alanson Winston'. Hartford Press: The Case, Loekwood & 
Brainavd Company. 1899. Sm. 4to. (8 in. by C in.) pp. GO. The address of 
the compiler is Mrs. J. Alanson Pond, Edgwood, Conn. 

Proceedings of the Historical Association of New England Cox Families. No. 1. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 8. 

New England Cox Families. 8vo. 1899. [No. 1, pp. 8. No. 2, pp. 9—16. No. 3. 
pp. 17—24. 

A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Merrill Family in America, being a partic- 
ular record of the Ancestry of Hamilton Wilcox Merrill. By his son Frederick 
J. H. Merrill. Albany: Printed privately for the writer and for his 
friends. 1899. 8vo. pp. 20. 

The Poor-Poore Family Gathering at Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 6, 1893. Salem: 
Printed by Newcomb & Gauss. 8vo. pp. 44. 

The Snow Genealagy, 8vo. pp. 18. 

Simon and Joan (Clarke) Stone of Watertown-, Mass., and three generations of 
their Descendants. By David H. Brown. Stone Family Association. Boston, 
Mass. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Specimen of the Register Plan for arranging Genealogies. No. 4. Deacon Simon 
Stone, etc. 

Barker Pedigree. By James Atkins Noyes, Ph.B., A.M. (Cambridge, Mass.). 
Boston : Printed by David Clapp & Son. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Hills Family Genealogical Association. Incorporated July 6, 1891. Fifth An- 
nual Report of the Directors. 1899. 8vo. pp. 15. 

John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass., 1631. By Edward F. Everett, A.M. 1899. 
pp. 7. 

Hon. Bulkley Edwards, Cromwell, Middlesex County, March 14th, 1891. Com- 
piled by Makgahete It. (Savage) Riley. Cromwell, Conn. 8vo. pp. 12. 

Genealogy of the Fuller Families descending from Robert Fuller of Salem and 
Rehoboth, Mass., 1638, 1898. 12tno. pp. 50. 

Genealogical \ Chart. Barnwell of South Carolina. Compiled by Barnwell 
ItiiETT Heywahd, A.B., LL.B*. Albany, N. Y. 1898. Broadside. Tabular 
Pedigree, 32 in. by 41 in. 

Chamberlain Association of America. Report of Meetings for Organization and 
of the, First General Meeting, together with the President's Address and a List 
of Members. Boston. 1898. 12mo. pp. 28. General Meeting, Aug., 1899. 
12mo. pp. G3. 

Constitution and By-Laws of the Chamberlain Association. Adopted September 
3, 1898. 12ino. pp. 8. 

Tlie Cochran-Inglis Family of Halifax. By Rev. Arthur Wentwortii Hamil- 
ton Eaton, B.A. Halifax, N. S. : C. II. Ruggles & Co. 1899. Pp. 18. 



128 Booh Notices. [Jan'. 

Sawyers in America ; of a History of the Immigrant Sawyers. By AmorY Carter. 

Worcester : Tress of Edward It. Fiske. 1883. 8vo. pp. 120. 
Thomas Curtis, Welhersjield, Connecticut. Compiled by Charles B. CurtiS, 

No. 9 East Fifty-Fourth Street, New York City, N. Y. Broadside. Tabular 

Pedigree, 23 in. by 8£ iu. 

, This is intended to be one of a series of volumes of Hamlin genealogy. It 
traces the descendants of James Hamblen of Barnstable, 1039, as far as the 
fifth generation. A number of early wills are given in full. It is well arranged 
and fully annotated, but lacks an index. 

A most attractive volume, giving the descendants of Dr. Francis Joseph 
Pfeilfer. He was born in Germany, 1734, and settled in Philadelphia before 1756. 
As he had but one son who grew to manhood, most of the volume is devoted to 
descendants of his daughters. The book is well written with interesting de- 
tail, substantiated by records, and shows evidence of careful research. 

'ibis Li a well written account of the life of Deacon James Allen, who was 
ht&lb in Oakltzin, Ma&e-, 2 July, 1722. It gives Lot only an interesting carra- 
Mrf ol \c> Jjf« of tills worthy man, bat i/iciuenialijr presents many demise faces 
in l%#$rrl to Ma native town, a*, for instance, the tax Hat for 1827. Appended 
i.« a genealogical register giving the descent of Deacon Allen, from Rev. Samuel 
Allen of Braintree, 1C32. 

The Hine genealogy is intended to be merely preliminary to a more complete 
history which the writer hopes to issue. It follows the descendants of Thomas 
Hine, who settled in Milford in 1G4G, to the ninth generation, taking most 
thoroughly those branches of the family which remained in Connecticut. It is 
well arranged and has a good index. Particularly to be commended is the care- 
ful way in which definite references to authorities are given. 

This pamphlet is more valuable than most of its kind, because it contains ac- 
counts of the first two generations of the Bean family, supplemented by 
abstracts of early deeds and wills. John Bean, the immigrant, is said to be of 
Scotch descent, and to have settled in Exeter, N. H., about 1GG0. 

This is a revised edition of the Farrington memorial, published iu 1880. It 
is well illustrated with half-tone pictures of the children of Deacon John Far- 
rington and their homes. The description of the coat of arms appearing in the 
former edition has been wisely omitted, as the right of this Farrington family 
to claim it has not yet been established. 

This little pamphlet, in substantial and very attractive form, presents evi- 
dences of the revolutionary records of Captain Rudolph Neff, Ensign Aaron 
Scout, and Major Thomas Smyth, Jr. It forms a valuable supplement to the 
NaT-N ell" History. 

This is in the form of two charts, enclosed in a neat cloth binding. Chart A 
gives the first four generations of the descendants of Robert Ware, compiled 
from The Descendants of Robert Ware of Dedham, by Miss Emma F. Ware. 
Chart B gives five more generations in the line of Elisha Ware. In a separate 
list are given dates of births and deaths. The volume is embellished by illus- 
trations of the Elisha Ware homestead, a reproduction of a deed by Elisha 
Ware to his son-in-law, Josiah Ware, and facsimiles of Ware signatures. It 
also has an interesting map of a part of the Old North Parish of Wrentham, 
with sites of Ware homes marked. It is arranged in a unique attractive form, 
and is more easily preserved than many charts. 

The two pamphlets before us, intended to be the beginnings of a series of 
similar pamphlets, have laid a good foundation for a satisfactory Beckwith 
genealogy. The first number gives some of the descendants of Matthew Beck- 
with (Hartford, Conn., 1015), together with accounts of allied families. The 
second number is supplementary, discussing doubtful points and giving lines 
omitted in the (Irst. The conservative attitude adopted toward traditional and 
unproved pedigree or incident is worthy of hearty commendation. The matter 
in each number is made accessible by a good index. 

In pamphlet form, adorned with photogravures of William Bedlow Crosby 
and of Harriet Ashton Clarkson, his wife, with whose ancestry and descendants 
it deals, this reprint from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 
for October, 1808, January, April and July, 1890, is well worthy of being 
perused and preserved. 

These suggestive sketches of the families of Bennett, Beers and Bentley are 
full of interesting data which Invite further research. The Bennett line begins 


Booh Notices. 129 

with Edward Bennett, who settled in Weymouth about 173G ; the Bentley line 
with William Bentley, who was in Kingstown, It. I., before 1679; the Beers 
line with James Beers, whose son Anthony settled at Watertown in 1649. 

A collection of genealogical data of portions of three families from which 
the compiler received her name. The Winston line is most complete, tracing 
back to- John Winston, who settled in New Haven about 1647. Some of the 
descendants of Jacob Bartholomew (b. 1737, d. 1805, Bristol, Ct.), are given, 
and a few of the descendants of Theophilus Botsford (b. 1758, d. 1841). 

At its second reunion in 1898 the Cox family mustered one hundred and thirty- 
eight members. That the interest in the association is well sustained is shown 
by the issue of the two pamphlets now before us, on the early Cox families of 
New England. They continue the genealogy begun in the pamphlet issued in 
1898, and discuss mainly the early Coxes in Maine. For a search in England 
for the ancestry of William Cox of Pemaquid fifty dollars have already been 
contributed by members of the family. 

An account of some of the descendants of Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury, 
through his son John Merrill of Hartford, Connecticut, is accompanied by two 
charts. It is well arranged and printed on good paper. We may hope for 
more complete results of the author's further investigations. 

The reports of the reunions in 1893 and in 1896 of the Poor-Poore family give 
evidence of a sustained interest in the association and in the purpose to have as 
complete a genealogy of the descendants of immigrants Samuel and Daniel as 
has already been made of John Poor. 

A reprint with some additions from the Snow genealogy in the Register 
gives the descendants for three generations of Nicholas Snow, who came in the 
Ann in 1623, and settled in Eastham in 1645. 

This reprint from the Register for July, 1899, is a careful treatise, the scope 
of which is sufficiently shown by the title. 

The specimen of the Register Plan is accompanied by a description of the 
plan used in arranging genealogies for publication in the Register. The plan 
was devised in 1869 by Col. Albert II. Iloyt, then editor of the Register. It 
has been in use thirty years, and has been approved by the best genealogists. 
It has been described in the Register for January, 1870, in connection with the 
Sherman family; in July, 1883 (Dean family), in July, 1896 (Perkins family), 
and again in October, 1899, with the Stone family as an example. This last is 
now reprinted in pamphlet form. 

This pedigree, giving one line of descendants of Robert Barker of Plymouth 
and Marshlield, is reprinted from the Register for October, 1899. The long 
list of authorities cited seems to indicate that no pains have been spared to 
make the pedigree complete and accurate. 

The fifth annual report of the directors of this association states that in pos- 
session of the director who has it in charge are more than three thousand 
names traced to their ancestors — William Hills, immigrant of 1632, Joseph 
Hills, inmiiurant of 1638, and the sons of John Hills, who came from Ashford- 
in-Old to Boston in New England, 1794-1806. The report contains an interest- 
ing discussion of the early generations of the Joseph Hills line. 

An account of John Puller and his descendants to the third generation, 
gathered mainly from the town and church records of Ipswich and the pro- 
bate records of Essex County, appeared in the Register for July, 1899. It is 
here reprinted in pamphlet form. 

The ancestry of Hon. Bulkeley Edwards is here traced to David Edwards, 
who married in 1700 Mary Churchill of Wethersfield, Conn. A brief synopsis 
of his ancestry on the maternal Bulkeley line is given, running back to Robert 
Bulkeley, 1199. 

This interesting little memorial traces the descendants of Benjamin (born 
about 1657 in Salem), youngest son of Robert Puller of Salem, 1636, through 
the fourth generation, and in some lines as far as the eighth generation. It has 
a complete index of the Puller and other names. In the case of the Puller 
names the year of birth is given in the index. The author apparently intends 
to issue later accounts of the descendants of the other sons of Robert Puller, 
namely, Jonathan, John and Samuel. 

An interesting chart, giving six generations of descendants of John Barn- 
well, who eame to Carolina from Dublin in 1701. It is well arranged and well 
printed. The addition of more definite dates would greatly increase its value. 

130 Recent Publications, [Jan. 

The Chamberlain Association was organized in 1897. It has issued in these 
two pamphlets reports of all its meetings, including the second annual one held 
in August, 181)9. The membership now numbers nearly one hundred and fifty. 

An account of some of the noted descendants of lion. Thomas Cochran, who 
with his father Joseph and brothers James and William came from the north 
of Ireland about 17G1, ami settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The facts are said 
to be derived chiefly from parish registers, biographical dictionaries, British 
Army Lists and tombstones. It is written in a precise and entertaining style. 

While tradition is called upon to furnish more than would be desired for an 
accurate history, yet many valuable facts are given in this account of the Saw- 
yer family. It deals mainly with the descendants of Thomas Sawyer, who 
settled in Lancaster in 1043. The lack of an index is to be regretted. 

Six generations of the descendants of Thomas Curtis are given in this little 
chart. It is well arranged and printed on good paper. 

By Ruth Wood Hoag, A.B., of Boston. 


Presented to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society from 
July 15 to Decemuer 1, 1899. 

Prepai-ed by Benjamin Davis Peyser. 

I. Publications written or edited by members of the Society. 

The Olcott Family of Hartford, Connecticut, in the line of Eunice (Olcott) 
Goodwin, 1639-1807. Compiled by Frank Farnsworth Starr for James J. Good- 
win. Hartford, Conn. 1899. 8vo. pp. 8L 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1GG0) Association at its Annual Keunion at 
Manchester, N. H., August 31, 1898. [Including a Bean Genealogy prepared by 
Hon. Josiah II. Drummond.] 8vo. pp. 9G. 

John Fuller of Ipswich, Mass., 1631. By Edward F. Everett, A.M., of 
Cambridge, Mass. [Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for July, 1899.] 8vo. pp. 7. 

Simon and Joan (Clarke) Stone of Watertown, Mass., and three Generations 
of their Descendants. By David II. Brown, A.B. [Reprinted from the New- 
England Historical and Genealogical Register for July, 1899.] 8vo. pp. 8. 
Local History. 

Proceedings in observance of The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 
the organization of The First Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts, August 21 and 
September 4, 1898. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 102. 

The First Boston Imprint. By Dr. Samuel A. Green, LL.D. [Reprinted from 
the Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, 1899.] Boston. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 3. 

The Story of the Old White Meeting House in Whiting, Vt. By Rev. Edwin 
Sawyer Walker, A.M. Chicago. 1899. 8vo. pp. 22. 

The early records of the Town of Dedham, Mass., 1672-1706. A complete 
transcript of the town meeting and selectmen's records contained in book Ave of 
the general records of the town, being volume Ave of the printed records of the 
town. By Don Gleason Hill. Dedham. 1899. 8vo. pp. 415. 

An Ecclesiastical Council held at Groton, Massachusetts, April 15, 1712. By 
Dr. Samuel A. Green, LL.D. [Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society for 1899. Boston. 1899.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Luther Farnham, A.M. By John Ward Dean, 
A.M. [Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register 
for Oct., 1898.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

A Brief Sketch of George F. Bemis of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Being an Ex- 
tract from the Sermon of Rev. Edward G. Porter at the One Hundred and 
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Lincoln Church, Cambridge, 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

* This list docs not include publications which arc elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 



1900.] Recent Publications* 131 

A Sermon commemorative of one hundred and fifty years of The First Church 
in Lincoln, Massachusetts, delivered September*, 181)8. Containing biographical 

sketches of the pastors and some of the citizens of the town. By Rev. Edward 
G. Porter. Reprinted from the proceedings. Cambridge. 1899. 8vo. pp. 48. 
Lt. Col. Otho Hamilton of Olivestob, Lieutenant-Governor of Placentia, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel in the army, major of the 40th regiment of foot, member of the 
Nova Scotia Council from 1731 to 1744. His sons, Captain John and Lieutenant- 
Colonel Otho Hamilton 2d, and his grandson, Sir Ralph Hamilton, Kt, By Hev. 
Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, B. A. Halifax, N.S. 1890. 8vo. pp. 22. 

II. Other Publications. 

Certain additional notes touching upon the subjects of Ignominious Punish- 
ments and of the Massachusetts Currency. By Andrew McFarland Davis. [Re- 
printed from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society at the semi- 
annual meeting, April 2G, 1899.] Worcester. 1899. 8vo. pp. 9. 
Local History. 

Ancient Pavings of Pemaquid. By J. II. Cartland. 1899. 8vo. pp. 11. 

The Church at Market Square. Read at a meeting in the Chapel of Market 
Square Presbyterian Church, German town, Philadelphia, on Thursday Evening, 
November 17, 1898. By Henry S. Dotterer. [Reprinted from the Perkiomen 
Region.] Philadelphia. 1899. 8vo. pp. 22. 

Winthrop Church, Boston. Anniversary Exercises,'May 29 and 31, 1898. 12mo. 

Count Rumford, a sketch. By Marian Thompson Hosmer. Boston. 1899. 
32mo. pp. 4. 

Dr. John Frank Pratt. By Charles E. Banks, M.D. [Reprinted from the 
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, July, 1899.] 8vo. pp. 4. 

In Memory of Julius Dexter. September 23, 1840. October 21, 1898. Cincin- 
nati. 1899. 8vo. pp. 38. 
Colleges and Schools. 

Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. Preliminary List of Students. 1899-1900. 
8vo. pp. 14. 

Catalogue of Groton School, Groton, Mass., 1899-1900. Ayer. 1899. lGmo. 

Acts relating to Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts, with the By-Laws 
of the Institution. Groton. 1899. 8vo. pp. 13. 

Olllcial Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, 
West Point, N. Y. June, 1899. 12mo. pp. 39. 

Fourth Annual Catalogue of Fairmount College, Wichita, Kansas, for the 
collegiate year, 1898-9, with announcements for the year 1889-1900. Wichita. 
1899. 12mo. pp. 51. 

Exercises at the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Putnam Free 
School, April 12, 1898. Newburyport. 1899. 8vo. pp. 78. 
Societies and Institutions. 

The Two Hundred and Fiftieth Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Co., Massachusetts, 189G-1897. To which is appended a List of Past 
Commanders and Preachers of Anniversary Sermons. Sermon by Rev. Stephen 
II. Roblin, D.D. 8vo. pp. 228. 

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 
1898. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 199. 

By-Laws of St. John's Lodge A. F. and A. M., Boston, Mass. Instituted July 
80, A. L. 5733, at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern, on King (now State) Street, Bos- 
ton. By James W. Allen. Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 116. 

Collections of the Old Colony Historical Society, No. 6. Taunton. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 176. 

Bulletin of Excursions issued by the sub-committee on excursions and trans- 
portation, of the Committee of Arrangements appointed by the Congregational 
Club for the entertainment of the Second International Congregational Council, 
Boston, 20-28 September, 1899. Boston. 1899. 12rno. pp. 19" 

Ye Pilgrim His Book wherein are written many thyngs need full to be known 
by ye Pilgrim journeying to ye goodlye towne of Plimouth for ye celebration of 
ye International Congregational Council on Friday ye 29 th day of September 
(N. S.) A. DM. 1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

Ye Puritan His Book. Wherein are written many thyngs needf ull to be known 




132 Recent Publications. [Jan. 

by ye puritan journeying to ye goodlye towne of saiem for ye celebration of ye 
international congregational, council, on Saturday ye 23 d day of September 
(N. S.) A. Dm. 1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

The Boston Book, containing matter relating to the Second International 
Congregational Council, at Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A. * * * Boston. 1899. 
12mo. pp. 232. 

Minutes of the Sixty-Second Anniversary of the Springfield Baptist Associa- 
tion held with the Central Baptist Church, Springfield, Illinois, September 6 and 
7, 1899. Springfield. 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 

Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, for the year 1899. 
Part I. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 129. 

Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the year 1896. 
Part III, being the list of accessions to the library during the year. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. 

The Two Hundred and Sixty-First Annual Record of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Co., Massachusetts, 1898-1899. Sermon by Rev. William K. Hall, 
D.D. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 138. 

Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, 1897-1898. Edited by Thomas 
McAdory Owen, secretary. Vol. II. Tuscaloosa. 1898. 8vo. pp. 204. 

Annual Report of the Ontario Historical Society, 1899. Toronto. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. 00. 

Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of the Harvard Club of New Yory City, with 
the List of Officers and Members. New York. 1899. lGmo. pp. 102. 

Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Secend Series. Vol. 
XI 1. 1897-1899. Published at the charge of the Peabody Fund. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 521. 

Dedication of the Fogg Library at South Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 14, 1898. 
8vo. pp. 42. 

Eleventh Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State 
Historical Society, for the period from November 1, 1896, to November 1, 1898. 
Topeka. 1898. *8vo. pp. 186. 

The Story of the First Meeting House built in 1634-5 by the First Church, 
gathered at Salem, July and August, 1629. Published by the Essex Institute. 
Salem. 1897. 16mo. pp. 31. 

Transaction No. 53. The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. 
Manitoba Birds of Prey, and the small mammals destroyed by them. By A. E. 
Atkinson. Winnipeg. 1899. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Transaction No. 54. The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. 
Historical sketch of the Charitable Institutions of Winnipeg. By Mrs. George 
Bryce. Winnipeg. 1899. 8vo. pp. 31. 

The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Annual Report for the 
year 1898. Winnipeg. 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 

Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting, 
June 17, 1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 46. 

Capt. Johnson Moulton's Company. The first to leave the district of Maine in 
the Revolution. Read before the Maine Historical Society, Jan. 26, 1899. By 
Nathan Goold. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Annual Report of Essex Institute for the year ending May 15, 1899, with the 
charter and by-laws of the society. Salem. " 1899. 8vo. pp. 60. 

Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, for the years 189G-98. 
Vol. X. Halifax, N. S. 1899. 8vo. pp. 1G0. 

Report of the Boston Young Men's Christian Union, for the year ending 
March 31, 1899. Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 147. 

Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Forty-Sixth 
Annual Meeting held December 8, 1898, and of the State Historical Convention 
held February 22 and 23, 1899. Published by Authority of Law. Madison. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 230. 

Annual Report of The Connecticut Historical Society. Reports and Papers 
presented at the Annual Meeting, May 23, 1899. Also a list of officers and mem- 
bers and of donations for the year. Hartford. 1899. 8vo. pp. 46. 

The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Massachusetts, for the 
year IH9H. Lynn. 1899. 8vo. pp. 50. 

St. John's Day, Monday, June 24, A.L. 5889, A.D. 1889. Dedication of the 
New Masonic Temple of North Star Lodge, No. 8, Lancaster, N. H. Including 
the address of Bro. Henry O. Kent, Past Master. Boston, 1889. 8vo. pp. 112. 






U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. [Vol. V.] 
Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 969. 

Census of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1895. Prepared under the 
direction of Horace G. Wadlin, chief of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. 
Vol. III. Population and social statistics. Boston. 1899. 8vo. 597. 

Classification and Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts State Board 
of Agriculture. Prepared by Frederick II. Fowler, B. Sc. Boston. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 125. 

Acts and Resolves passed by the General Court of Massachusetts in the year 
1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 902. 

Connecticut State Board of Agriculture. Descriptive Catalogue of Farms in 
Connecticut for Sale. By T. S. Gold. August, 1899. Second Edition. Hart- 
ford. 1899. 8vo. pp. 02. 


The Inter-Generation Period. By Charles H. Chandler. (From the transac- 
tions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Vol. XII. pp, 
499 501.) Madison. 1899. 8vo. pp. 5. 


Capt. Samuel Worthington Dewey died 
in Philadelphia, June 9, 1899. His 
special distinction is the daring feat 
performed by him in early manhood, 
viz., the decapitation of the Andrew 
Jackson figurehead of the Constitution, 
in 1834. He was the son of Capt Sam- 
uel Madan Dewey, of the 3d U. S. 
Artillery, commanding oificer at Fort 
Warren in the war of 1812, and was 
born at Falmouth, Mass., Feb. 4, 1807, 
but came when he was three years old, 
w ith his parents, to Boston, which be- 
came his home. At thirteen he went 
to sch, and had commanded several ves- 
sels by the time he reached twenty-eight, 
his age when he performed the famous 
exploit associated with his name. The 
commandant of the Chailestown Navy 
Yard, a supporter of Andrew Jackson, 
had substituted for the allegorical fig- 
urehead of the reconstructed frigate 
Constitution a statue of the President, 
(apt. Dewey, an ardent Whig, felt in 
the fullest measure the indignation of 
his fellow partisans, and resolved to 
avenge the insult. Choosing a stormy 
night, he set off in a boat alone, and 
reaching the ship undiseovered, sawed 
off the head of the image after three 
hours' lubor, and brought it with him 

Capt. Dewey never again went to sea. 
For twelve years lie was a broker in 
New York, and in 1845, having amass- 
ed a moderate fortune, he purchased 
land in North Carolina and devoted his 
attention to mineralogy. His last years 
were spent in Philadelphia. His visits 
to his boyhood's home, however, were 

regular, and during one of them, in the 
year 1873, he met by appointment at 
the rooms of the New-England Histo- 
ric Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset 
St., Mr. Samuel Adams Drake, the 
author of " Historic Fields and Man- 
sions of Middlesex." Here Capt. Dew- 
ey related to Mr. Drake, in the presence 
of John Ward Dean, the librarian of 
that society, an account of his exploit. 
Mr. Drake preserves a record of the 
interview, in his " Historic Fields and 
Mansions of Middlesex," pages 41 to 44. 
Capt. Dewey was proud of his re- 
lationship to Admiral Dewey. The 
Captain's grandfather was brother to 
the Admiral's great-grandfather. Their 
common ancestor was Simeon Dewey, 
of Lebanon, Conn., born May 1, 1718. 
The descent of the Admiral is : Simeon, 
William, Simeon, Julius Yernans, 
George. The Captain's descent is : Si- 
meon. Benoni, Samuel Madan, Samuel 
Worthington. Cupt. Dewey was never 
married. — By Frederic Willard Parke. 

John Edward Gardner, Esq., of Exeter, 
N. II., died in that town, Monday morn- 
ing, August 21, 1899, aged 04. He was 
the head of the oldest mercantile house 
in Exeter, and his length of service as 
a business man there was one of the 
longest. He was born at Exeter, Janu- 
ary 13, 183-"), and was graduated at 
Harvard College in 1850. The death 
of his father in 1837 recalled him from 
Chicago, whither he had gone with the 
intention of there beginning a mercan- 
tile career, to Exeter, where, as the only 
surviving son, he inherited the business 






established by his great grandfather in 
1770, with which the great grandson 
was connected more than forty-two 

Mr. Gardner served eight terms as 
treasurer of his native town, and was 
moderator from 1833 till the time of his 
death, lie was appointed by Governor 
Busiel a member of the police com- 
mission in 1895 for four years, and re- 
appointed by Governor Rollins for the 
full term of six years. 

Of semi-public trusts many had been 
accepted by him. He was a trustee of 
Robinson Seminary for six years, and 
for nineteen years its treasurer, as also 
treasurer of the Academy for six years ; 
he was besides director of the National 
Granite State Bank, and likewise of the 
Exeter Banking Company. Every office 
of the First parish has been filled by 

Mr. Gardner married, January 13, 
1875, Miss Mirian S. Nightingale, of 
Boston, who survives him, together 
with three sons. 

Unaffected, genial, liberal, of well- 
trained and many-sided abilities, he 
has left vacant a place which Exeter 
with difficulty will fill. — See Exeter News- 
Letter, Aug. 25, 1899. 

Mrs. Elvira Aumenius (Wright) Wil- 
liams, widow of Hinckley Williams of 
Goshen, Mass., died Nov. 3, 1899, while 
on a visit to her son-in-law, Lucius M. 
Boltwood, in Grand Rapids, Mich. She 
was born in Pownal, Vt., July 19, 1808, 
the eleventh, youngest, and last surviv- 
ing child of Hon. Solomon and Eunice 
(Jewett) Wright of that town. Her 
father, Solomon Wright, was a very 
prominent man in his county and state, 
representing it in the legislature eight 
years, was judge of the county court 
three years, and judge of the probate 
court. Of Judge Wright, Gov. Hiland 
Hall of Bennington, an intimate friend, 
says in the Vermont Historical Magazine, 
"He was gifted with a sound judgment 
and fine natural abilities. He often 
appeared as an advocate before referees 
and auditors, and in justices' courts, 
displaying great skill both in manage- 
ment and argument, ami sometimes 
rising to a surpassing eloquence." She 
came through a long line of Northamp- 
ton ancestors. Her descent from Dea. 
Samuel Wright runs through Samuel 
Jr., Joseph and Samuel. In the muter- 
nal line she was descended from the 
Lynmns, Sheldons, Kings, and Bolt- 
woods, all prominent families in Hamp- 
shire county. She was a second cousin 
of the illustrious Gov. Silas Wright of 

New York, who was born in Amherst, 
Mass., May 24, 1795. Samuel Wright, 
grandfather of Governor Wright, and 
his brother Charles, grandfather of Mrs. 
Williams, about 1742, settled on con- 
tiguous farms about four miles north 
of the centre of Amherst. There Samuel 
continued to reside until his death, 
while Charles, about 1762, removed to 
Pownal, Vt., where he died Dec. 23, 
1793, at the age of 74 years. His wife 
was Ruth, eldest daughter of Solomon 
and Mary (Pantry, born Norton) Bolt- 
wood, to whom he was married by Rev. 
David Parsons on the 19th of October, 

The early education of Mrs. Williams 
was obtained at the schools of Pownal 
and at the academy in Bennington, Vt., 
and she was for a short time a teacher 
in her native town. January 9, 1833, 
she married Hinckley, son of John and 
Mercy (Weeks) Williams of Goshen, 
and came with him to the house in 
which he was born, where, with occa- 
sional short absences, they spent the 
fifty- five years of their loving, trusting, 
and happy married life. There are a 
few now living who recall the charming 
personality of this beautiful young bride 
when she came to Goshen. She entered 
at once into the business life of her 
husband, and was his able assistant 
in the store and post office, so that she 
was well known to all the people in 
Goshen and the surrounding towns, 
and was a favorite with them. Her own 
mind being of a superior cast, she not 
only embraced every opportunity to 
improve herself by reading, but endea- 
vored to arouse a like enthusiasm in 
others, and counted nothing too great a 
sacrifice that her own children and 
others might receive a good education. 
She delighted in making her home 
beautiful and attractive, a home of hospi- 
tality and kindness. Here her industry, 
frugality and good judgment were pro- 
verbial, and she was a pattern in all 
womanly and housewifely virtues. 

Her presence was reserved and retir- 
ing, yet commanding, and her will was 
law to those who loved her. The motto, 
•• Great is the gift of silence," was hers, 
therefore she was " swift to hear, slow 
to speak, slow to wrath," and she is not 
known to have ever had an enemy. 

Her last days, spent with her entire 
family in the home of her devoted and 
ministering children, grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren, were days of hap- 
piness and rest. The grace of her pre- 
sence was a pleasure to everyone whom 
she met, and the house she has left 
seems, by her loss, deprived of its crown 
of glory. 










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APRIL, 1900. 


By William Hermck Griffith, Esq., of Albany, N. Y. 

By the passing from earth of George Rogers Howell, M.A., 
Arehivist of the State of New York, who died at Albany, N. Y., 
April 5, 18iJD, the world of history, literature and genealogy 
mourns the loss of an author of note, the city of Albany a repre- 
b<ut;Ui7e and public spirited citizen, and the State a trusted and 
v'ulu<.:4 Reial. 

K ■ >. 4 Southampton, Long Island, the home of his honored an- 
^enerations, on June 15, 18.^3, the history, annals and 



Vtoh'ui of the place were to him, all through his life, matters of 
deep ancj lasting interest, taking, as he did, an honest pride in the 
tact that his ancestor, *Ldward Howell, left Marsh Gibbon, Bucking- 
hamshire, Kngland, came to America in 16o ( J, and after obtaining 
a grant of six hundred acres near Lynn, Mass., became the leader 
of those sturdy colonists who made the first English settlement in 
the State of New York, at Southampton, about June 15, 1640. 
That Edward Howell must have been a man of good family in the 
land of his birth, would appear from the fact that we find record of 
his using arms to which he was entitled, which same armorial blazon 
can yet be seen carven upon the old gravestone in the Southampton 
cemetery, erected to the memory of his son, Major John Howell, 
who died in 16%, as well as upon many other Howell gravestones 
in the same cemetery. This device, the arms of the Howell branch 
to which Mr. Howell belonged, is described : Gules, three towers 
vol. liv. 10 

136 George Rogers Hoivell. [April, 

triple towered, argent. Crest : Out of a ducal crown or, a rose 
argent stalked and leaved vert, between two wings, indorsed of the 

Mr. Howell was the eldest son of Charles Howell, born Sept. 9, 
1801, died Dec. 8, 1888, and Mary Rogers (daughter of Capt. 
Matthew and Ruth (Sayrc) Rogers), born Aug. 26, 1806, died 
Aug. 1, 1867. The Rogers, Sayre and Howell families were re- 
presentative ones of Suffolk County then, as they are today, and 
Charles Howell was a man highly respected and well known in 

Charles was the son of Capt. Oliver Howell of Southampton, 
Long Island, b. 1764, d. 1805 (m. 1792 Mehetable, dau. of 
Stephen Rogers), captain N. Y. militia; son of Zebulon of South- 
ampton, b. 1721, d. 1811 (m. Joanna, dau. of John and Joanna 
Howell) ; son of Zebulon of Southampton, b. 1694, d. 1761 (m. 
Amy, dau. of Samuel Butler) ; son of Joseph of Southampton, b. 
1651, d. 1734 (in. Lydia Stocking of Connecticut) ; son of Edward 
of Southampton, b. in England in 1626, d. 1699 (m. 1st. Mary, 
dau. of Rev. Robert Fordham ; 2d, Mary, dau. of Richard Bryan 
of Milford) ; son of Edward of Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, 
England, bapt. 22 July, 1584, d. 1655, came to America 1639 
(m. Frances , b. d. July 2, 1630) ; son of Henry of Eng- 
land, who died there July 7, 1586 ; son of William Howell of We- 
don, County of Bucks, England, who died 1557 (m. Anne Hamp- 

Mr. Howell commenced his education in the district school, en- 
tering next the Academy at Southampton. He early in life mani- 
fested a strong love for books, and after due preparation at the 
Academy entered the Sophomore class of Yale College, which was 
then under the presidency of Theodore 1). Woolsey, D.D., assisted 
by Professors Silliman, Olmsted and Htullcy. He entered college 
in 1851 at the age of eighteen, graduating in 1854. After gradu- 
ation lie spent several years in teaching in academies, continuing in 
private, however, those studies most congenial to him, especially the 
sciences and languages. 1 Living in the spring of 1861 decided to fit 
himsolf for the Christian ministry, Mr. Howell entered in the month of 
September of that year the Princeton Theological Seminary, from 
which he graduated, and immediately devoted himself to ministerial 
work as stated supply of the Presbyterian Church at Moscow, Living- 



1900.] George Rogers Howell. 137 

ston Co., N. Y. About this time an event oceurrcd which turned the 
whole course of his future career and caused him to finally choose a 
literary life. As we have said before, anything pertaining to South- 
ampton or Suffolk County and its interests gained the enthusiastic 
attention of Mr. Howell. While engaged in study and later, in the 
midst of his ministerial duties, yet he was a constant contributor to 
the newspapers and periodicals of Long Island, so that when, in 
18G5, the 225th anniversary of the settlement of Southampton was 
to be celebrated, it was but a natural thing for Southampton to 
select Mr. Howell to deliver the historical address, which was so 
well received that in 1866 it was printed under the title of "The 
Early History of Southampton, Long Island, with Genealogies," 
N. Y., 1866. A second edition of this work was demanded in 1887, 
and the books were all spoken for before the publishers could deliver 
them. When this work was commenced by the author, no history 
of the ancient town had ever been written except a brief mention in 
Thompson's "Long Island," and there existed nothing concerning 
the past except a roll of loose leaves, once a book, which no town 
clerk for generations had been able to read, and which after a long 
period of study and careful research was deciphered and made plain 
by Mr. Howell. He also published about this time a "Genealogy 
of the Parsons Family." 

In 1865 the fame of Mr. Howell as a student and a scholar was 
known in the West, and he was offered the presidency of a college 
in Iowa, but his engagements compelled him to decline. He taught 
at Pottstown, Pa., in 1867 ; was principal of boys' school at South- 
ampton in I860, and. at Lakeville, Ct., in 1870 and 1871. In 
1872, at the suggestion of Dr. S. B, Wool worth, he was asked, on 
account of his skill and linguistic abilities, to accept the position 
of Assistant Librarian of the New York State Library at Albany. 
During the illness and upon the death of Dr. Homes, the duties of 
acting librarian, as well as assistant, fell to Mr. Howell, and he 
made himself invaluable. His peculiar abilities here found full scope 
for action, possessing as he did natural talent in cataloguing and 
arrangement, a most intimate knowledge of books in general, while 
his suggestions with regard to the purchase of suitable and de- 
sirable volumes were of great value in developing the resources of 
the immense collection of books and MSS. owned by the State. 
Some years after, his worth was recognized in this connection by 

138 George Rogers Howell. [April, 

liis appointment as State Archivist, which position he filled until 
the time of his death ; his services to the State occupy a space of 
over twenty-seven years. He was an expert in translating and de- 
ciphering curious and indistinct sentences and expressions in all lan- 
guages, and his decisions were accepted by the highest authorities 
on such matters without question. 

It was while in the performance of his duties here that he pub- 
lished an elaborate " History of Albany and Schenectady Counties, " 
which was the result of years of hard labor, and which is today a 
lasting monument to his memory. 

Mr. Howell was for over fifteen years Secretary of the Albany In- 
stitute, founded in 17i>3, and during his long and faithful service to 
tills organization delivered many able addresses before that learned 
body, which are published in their "Transactions," and many of 
which attracted the attention of leading newspapers and periodicals 
throughout the State. Some of the more notable of these papers 
were : "Heraldry in England and America," " Who Opened the 
Port of Japan? A Lost Chapter of History Recovered," "Crypto- 
graphy, a Relic of the Civil War," " Shakespeare or Bacon? " " The 
Open Polar Sea," " Evidence of the French Discoveries in New 
York previous to the Colonization of the Dutch," " Heraldry in the 
New Capitol at Albany," " The Dark Day of 1883," " Linguistic 
Discourses," " African Explorations," " Pre-Columbian Discoveries 
of America by the Welsh," " The Original Meaning of English and 
Dutch Surnames of New York State Families," " Epitome of Albany 
History," and many others. 

Mr. Howell assisted in organizing and founding as a charter mem- 
ber the " Order of Founders and Patriots of America," and recog- 
nizing his prominence as an authority on the History of America, 
his compatriots elected him to be their Historian-General, which 
position he held until he died. Aside from his natural interest in 
the principles for which this Order stood, he was proud also to be 
the representative in it of his colonial ancestor, Edward Howell, 
and his Revolutionary sires, Stephen Rogers and Captain Abraham 
Sayre. A few years before his death he delivered an address before 
the N. Y. Society, which attracted such wide attention over the 
country that it was ordered published and distributed to members 
and to libraries over the land. The subject of this address was :. 
" Date of the Settlement of the Colony of New York." 



1000,] George Rogers Howell. 139 

The University of Yule, in 1885, conferred upon Mr. Howell 
the degree of M.A. While many applied to him the title of "Rev- 
erend," he seldom made use of it, nor of his other honorary appel- 
lation, and only a day or two previous to his death, upon being 
asked by a stranger where he obtained his degrees, he answered 
the question by a comment made to his wife, in the quiet of his 
home, saying : " I think when an entire city gives me a title it is 
as great an honor to bear it as when conferred by a college." 

During the last years of his life he gave to the world a clever 
work of fiction, entitled " Noah's Log Book," which at once de- 
manded a second edition, soon also exhausted. At the time of his 
death he had ready for the press a delightful book for children, 
which he regarded as his best work. Among his poetical writings, 
"Hail to the Flag" received national recognition. 

Besides the New-England Historic Genealogical Society and the 
two organizations already mentioned above in which he was an 
honored officer, Mr. Howell was a member of the " Troy Scientific 
Association," " The New York Historical Society," " New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society," " Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania," "Historical Society of Wisconsin," "The Colonial 
Society of Southampton Town" (which is to place a memorial 
tablet, perpetuating his services, in some public place in Southamp- 
ton), and many others. 

Tn March, 1868, Mr. Howell was married to Miss Mary Cath- 
erine Seymour, daughter of Norman and Frances Hale (Metcalf) 
Seymour of Mount Morris, Livingston County, N.Y. Mrs. Howell, 
as well as her husband, is well known in the literary and social 
world, and has been especially active in prosecuting the cause of 
woman suffrage. One son, Seymour, died while a student at Har- 
vard University in March 1891. 

Mr. Howell's last illness was very brief, of scarcely forty-eight 
hours' duration. The cause of death was typhoid-pneumonia, but 
he passed away without experiencing pain or regret, and in the hope 
of a glorious immortality. 

Peculiarly modest and retiring of disposition, it is hard to find 
any complete record of his services to the world from any of his 
books or papers. He disliked extremely the fulsome praise of his 
achievements by a public which did not always understand his work 
and methods. As one of his dear friends said over his lifeless 




140 IIunnewell. [April, 

form : " Here was a man who spent all his life as a lover of books 
and among them. He knew their very souls, not alone their out- 
ward forms. What higher mission ean come to any human being 
than to stand before the incoming generations and pass to them the 
things that are great? We stand before what is left of one who 
loved beauty. He sought in whatever form he might to express the 
beauty of God's work. He was so modest that we knew not his 
varied and many attainments." 

For years Mr. Howell was an intellectual and moral force in the 
life of Albany. He gave an impulse to culture, to Christian good- 
ness and to a spiritual faith, which will long survive him. The 
world takes the fragrance of his personality into its memory and its 


By James Frothingham IIunnewell, A.M., of Charlestown, Mass. 

The name IIunnewell, variously spelled or misspelled during some 
centuries past, is uncommon in England, and yet it appeared there 
long ago in fully two dozen places, nearly all in the southern coun- 

For generations nothing about it there seems to have been known, 
at least publicly, in America, until the writer's research, a long one, 
that, besides an interest of its own, may be a help in showing per- 
sons similarly occupied how the long unknown can be found, for the 
writer started without a clue. By this research he has gathered 
enough to make a volume, but he will not now attempt to present 
the material. Pie will only mention some bearers of the name, and 
tell the story of his own immediate family — which has never yet 
been fully told, and incorrectly in the few places where it has been 

A hunt for an ancestor, or somebody who might prove to be one, 
can be very pretty sport in old England. Of course there generally 
first must be research, usually a good deal of it, and then may come 
travel, that is more delightful, however interesting documents may 
have been. The writer can hardly wish any one a more charming 
excursion than his when he first saw his family name on an old 
monument in the old home-land. 

A neat victoria with a liveried driver and a good horse, a sort 
of conveyance not apt to be found by a traveller in minor places out 
of England, took him six or eight miles west of Exeter. The way 





1900.] . Ilunnewell. 141 

was over high ridges, down deep into vales, steep for that country, 
or anywhere else, and then higher land with a magnificent park was 
reached. Farther on, still by a narrow lane-like road peculiarly 
English, there is a wide and magnificent view — deep into and far 
over a great vale to the distant heights of Dartmoor, crowned by 
Heytor. Nestled on the swell of land, and just as English as all 
else, is a hamlet with little old thatched houses and an even older 
church, not large and yet not small. 

It is Ashton in Devon, a place that through its long lifetime has 
been apart from the world. The church is Perpendicular, rough- 
cast, with a square western tower, and is, also In the old English 
way, surrounded by its burial ground. Internally there are five 
bays, a couple of aisles, a barrel vault, and most notable of all, in 
front of the altar, an open carved wooden screen, well designed and 
evidently old, having along its base thirty-two panels, in each of 
which, also old, is a, curious painting of a saint. The storms of the 
Reformation do not seem to have reached this peaceful spot. Per- 
haps ten feet inside the porch door there is in the aisle pavement a 
grey stone, some five by three feet in size. On the upper part is 
bolted a smooth brass plate bearing, along with a little ornament, 
an inscription in black letters, all clean and in good order : 

"In Death is Lyfe | Hear Lycth | Will yam Honny | will G son 


November Ano | Domini | 1614." 

By his will, where he is spelled Honny well and is styled gentle- 
man, he directs that he shall " be buried in the parish church of 
Ayshton and be covered with a faire marble stone and to be engraved 
in brass. The sonne of the said Matthews & Joane." The result 
of his direction remains, as is seen, to our times. His will, a copy 
of which is beside the writer, shows that he was a good substantial 
man with relatives and friends in the region where he lived. 

Many who bore his name — spelled in most of the ways that 
could be invented — three of these on his will and brass plate — were 
scattered throughout Devon in the sixteenth and seventeenth cen- 
turies, most of them quiet persons of various occupations, including, 
as was apt to be the case in that country, some who were husband- 
men or were sea-faring. Many of them were of moderate means, 
but, notably, several left money for the poor in their neighborhoods. 

The writer has not searched, or guessed, back to Bosworth Field, 
let alone Hastings ; nor has he tried to develope certain spelling on 
the Moll of Battle Abbey ; this lovely Devon land seems good enough 
for anyone to hail from, and start from. 

The name, as already remarked, appears elsewhere in England, 
yet its infrequency is in a degree proved by the London Directory, 
where for years it was not to be found. There arc, however, sev- 
eral entries of it during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in 
the records of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and in the eighteenth it 

142 ITunnewelL [April, 

was in a great city house. Copies of all references to it in these 
places, known to exist, are a part of the writer's collections already 
mentioned. One portion may reach the eastern counties, and is as 
follows : 

" Mary daughter of . . . . Honeywell and relict of ... . Hawkins 
married as her second husband Captain Richard Hill of Yarmouth co. Nor- 
folk an eminent Seaman in the Service of the Duke of York afterwards 
dames the 2nd. 

" She had two daughters and coheirs viz : Christian wife of Sir John 
Leake Kn e Vice Admiral of Great Britian, and Elizabeth wife of Captain 
Stephen Martin Leake." 

These entries, while interesting as showing a possible diffusion 
of the name, are too late (latter part of the seventeenth century.) 
to lead to a person who carried it to New England. 

After making note it seems of all who bore the name in old Eng- 
land for a hundred years, an entry was found that appears to be the 
link between the old and the new lands. 

fri the Register of the Parish of St. Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, 
is the entry : 

" Ambrose Hunniwell and Jane Homes were married on the first day 
of November, 1659." 

This entry is remarkable as the only one of an Ambrose in the 
full collection just mentioned, and, unlike a great many others, he 
appears to have left no indication of children or of will in England. 

While it is quite probable that the above was not a "church wed- 
ding," St. Andrew's Plymouth is an interesting place to associate 
with a parting from the old world. Fronting an oblong square 
where the civic buildings are, it presents a large tower and grey 
stone walls with granite quoins and window cases. The interior, 
clear from end to end, has three aisles of nearly equal height, 
arcades with slender pillars, and vaults barrel-form panelled. Near- 
ly all the windows have colored glass, and there arc many monu- 
ments along the walls. The prevailing style is Perpendicular. It is 
a church worthy of an ancient and renowned port, and it is as far 
as well can be very English. 

Two years later the name Ambrose is found in New England, 
then and there also apparently unique. There cannot be two uniques ; 
it seems that they must be one person. 

"In 1661, Ambrose 1 Hunnewell from whom the point at the Fort 
takes its name, resided at the lower end of Sagadahock." (Me. 
Hist. Soc. II, 193.) June 25, 1662, he bought land on the Sada- 
dahock river (Indenture). About 1671, he was living on islet 
called ITonniwells Point (Deposition). A year later he appears to 
have signed a petition to Massachusetts (M. II. Soc, V, 2-10), and 
July 22, 1674, to have been a grand juror at a court at Pemaquid 
(Do., 2d S., IV, 345), also, April 9, 1688, a selectman. 




1900.] Hunnewell. 143 

This " Hunnewell's Point " on the western shore of the mouth 
of the Kennebec river in Maine appears to be the land first associ- 
ated with the writer's ancestors in America. It is shown on the 
larger maps of the State, and distinctly on the chart of the United 
States Coast Survey (No. 3, 1858), which also shows "Hunniwcll's 
Beach" along the open sea in the neighborhood. No. 2, 1858, 
shows bearings, and No. 4, 18(51, is still clearer and more minute. 

The site is prominently associated with the very early history of New 
England. Here was the first considerable attempt at settlement, 
that of the Pophajn Colony, in August, 1607 (described in the Memo- 
rial of it, 137, etc.). It was "on the peninsular . . called by the 
Indians Sabino, but now bearing the English name of IlunnewelPs 
Point." (Me. Hist. Soc, I, 29). The colony continued there 
about a year (Do., V., 336). One ship with colonists sailed from 
Bristol (Memorial, 140), and must have brought West of England 
people, some of whom must have later helped to spread news about 
the new country. Slraehcy gives farther information (Mass. Hist. 
Soc. Coil's, IV, i., 239-10). 

This Point is a dozen or more miles south of Bath, and can be 
reached by a pleasant steamboat excursion. It presents a great 
ledge of pale granite rock with grass and abundant shrubs on the 
sides. A long curved beach extends westward; on the other hand 
is the Kennebec. , From the crest of the rock, site, it is said of the 
earliest fort, there is a great view all around south over the sea. 
Northward is lower, or better, land, and, on a low ledge projecting 
into the river, Fort Popham with two stories of granite casemates, 
chiefly dating from the time of the Civil War, unfinished, and a 
monument of an obsolete and expensive style of work. It is said 
to be the third fort on the spot. Altogether the scenery and view 
here are exceptionally imposing. 

However good the country hereabouts may now be, it was in the lat- 
ter part of the seventeenth century trying enough. Church says (II, 
56), that by 1689, "the Kennebeck and Eastern Indians with their 
confederates " made war against the English in Maine, New Hamp- 
shire and Massachusetts, and forces were sent against them, includ- 
ing the famous captain himself. According to the Massachusetts 
Archives (107, 42), "The Inhabitants of Kennybeck Bluer and 
Sackadihock Island" petitioned the Council of Massachusetts for 
help, styling themselves "Your poor and humble Petitioners, being 
in a sad deplorable condition the Army being called home ... the 
most of our houses being now att this Instant in a fflame." Hence 
they desired "a speedy supply of men." On July 11th there was 
an attack near Lieut. Hunni well's garrison. (This was Richard 
II., of Scarborough, of whom more elsewhere.) July 20th, a 
Charles Hunnewell wns killed by the Indians. 

Amhkosi:' had children. They were born, and they lived, al- 
though there seem to be no extant records of their births and order. 



144 Ilunnewell. [April, 

The early Maine records had a hard time between dispersion or 
destruction during the devastating French and Indian Wars. Still, 
evidence quite as good exists elsewhere, and was in time found. 

Naturally these children, like a great many other persons of their 
region, moved southward to peace and security. In Boston, 1681, 
appears on the tax-list an Ambrose — the first note of him there ; in 
1688, were a Stephen and a Richard, the latter also in 1689. Of a 
sister Mary there is later evidence. In 1698, at Charlestown, first 
appears the writer's direct ancestor Charles. Years later, the rela- 
tionship of all these five is found clearly on record. 

Ambrose, at Boston in 1731, deposed that about 1671 "he lived 
with his Parents upon an Islet called Honniwell's Point on the 
West Side of the Mouth of Kenebeck River." April 16, 1719, he, 
of Boston, signs "Rec d of my brother Stephen Hunnewell " pay 
for his (Stephen's) interest in lands " on ye South Part of Sagadehoc 
River," including certain "made over unto my Father Ambrose 

Mary (Whitin) of Boston, "widdow," conveys to her brother 
Stephen Hunniwell of Boston, Fisherman, her interest in the same, 
at the same date. (Stephen's pursuits are further shown in accounts 
of his death, that will be given hereafter by the writer.) 

Richard Honnywell of Boston, conveyed same to "my well- 
beloved J trot her Stephen Honnywell of Boston, Marriner." June 
24, 1747, Richard Hunniwell of Boston, N. E., mason, "being 
aged," made his will. He gave to the ministers, Mr. Webb (Rev. 
John, New North Church, 1714-50), and Mr. Eliot (Rev. Andrew, 
Do., 1742-78), £10. each, and made bequests to brother Cliarles's* 
widow (he d. Dec. 14, 1737), and to brother Charles's children, 
especially naming Richard and Mary (living in 1747). Also £10. 
"to my Nephew Stephen" (a son of the above Stephen). 

Thus appear Ambrose of Kennebec, and his five children (of 
whose number, etc., there is further evidence) . Before giving an 
account of those who remained in Boston, and of certain ones in 
Maine, the writer tells the story of his ancestor Charles and of 
descendants from him. 

Of Charles 2 the first record appears to be on the Charlestown 
Records. "1698, Novemb r 17 th Charles Hunnewell of Boston and 
Elizabeth Davis of Charlestown, Joyncd in Marriage before the 
Reverend M 1 Simon Bradstrcet, Minister," (of Charlestown, Oct. 
26, .1698, to 1741). 

In Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England (II, 499), 
Charles is said to have been the son of Richard of Boston, a state- 
ment that seems to have been copied by Wyman, Rugglcs, and 
other writers', He, however, has not the distinction of being the 
son of his brother, who appears to have become confused among 
several Richards to be mentioned elsewhere by the writer. 

As already shown in this account, we find how, by looking and 


1900.] Hunnewell. 145 

gathering here and there, we get the means to form a fair opinion 
of persons who lived long ago in quiet or secluded life, and of 
whom nothing like biographical notices exist. This fact we can 
continue to observe. General characteristics appear. Members of 
the present family, while good citizens through two centuries, seem 
to have avoided political life, and to have kept as far as could be, 
and as will be shown, a settled position and permanent home. Of 
course in such a period there have been diversities of ability and 
of fortune, and in these the reverse of decline has been evident. 

Between 1708 and 1728, Charles bought sundry parcels of real 
estate in Charlestown ; among them, in 1710, the house and land that 
for the next eighty-four years made the homestead of the writer's 

January 16, 1710, says the deed (Mid. 15, 396), he bought of 
Jonathan Welsh of Charlestown "Dwelling house and barne, with 
all the Land adjoining," given to the latter by his father's will, and 
situated in the second division of the town, so called (now Somer- 
ville). There were fifteen acres of land bounded south by a w r ay 
leading to Menotomy. The place was about a mile northeast of 
Cambridge meeting-house, and three miles west by north of that 
in Charlestown, on what was long called "Milk Row." About fifty 
feet north of this road stood the house, built probably in 1691, 
when Thomas Welsh, father of Jonathan, had, by Selectmen's 
record, liberty to build. This house, as known long ago by the 
writer, was of wood, two stories high, and had a sloped roof. In 
the centre was a very large chimney, before which were a stair and 
the front door. On each side of these was a fair sized room with a 
beam across a plastered ceiling. The windows were narrow. At 
the back was a kitchen on which was subsequently put a second 
story. In front were two terraces, on the top of which the house 
stood, and by the road a gate flanked each side by a long hedge 
of lilacs fully ten feet high, and back of these by trees. The place 
was the most picturesque of its age, or nearly its age, that the writer 
remembers in the region. It was not a "colonial mansion," but it 
was decidedly superior to the usual old farmhouse. Long ago, also, 
it disappeared there, due effort to the contrary notwithstanding ; 
poor recent buildings are now on a part of its site, and not a trace 
of its picturesqueness remains. 

Charles 2 had eight children, all baptized in the First Church, 
Charlestown ; of whom two died young, and two were unmarried. 
He died Dec. 14, 1737. The inventory of his estate, dated March 
13, 1737-8, shows a valuation of £1304. 19. 0. Small as this 
would now appear, it ranks midway in a list of the estates of eigh- 
teen heads of families who were near that date best off in his native 
town, the largest being £4086. It shows what was then a condi- 
tion in a prosperous town of Massachusetts. Millionaires had not 
been invented there, but as was said of the dollar that Washington 


146 Governor Richard Vines. [April, 

is reported to have thrown across a river — money would go further 
then than now. 

The limit of this article is reached, and the writer briefly remarks 
that later he proposes to give further account of early Hunnewells 
in Maine and in Massachusetts. The name has continued in Maine, 
and occasionally one who bore it thence has appeared in Massachu- 
setts, but all who have been permanent in the latter are descended 
from those already mentioned. The writer's line from Ambrose 1 is 
Charles, 2 Charles, 3 William, 4 William, 5 and James. 6 From Rich- 
ard, youngest son of Charles 3 who had a large family in Cambridge, 
came Walter and H. H., and the family described by H. S. Kng- 
gles (n. p. 1892). 



By Charles Edward Banks, Surgeon and Medical Purveyor, U. S. M. H. S. 

jNJo one familiar with the early colonial history of Maine can fail to have a 
deep admiration for the services rendered to the infant province by Richard 
Vines, nor hesitate to entertain the greatest respect for his noble character. 
It has always been an intention of mine to record as fully as possible the 
story of his struggles in establishing civil authority in the province as rep- 
resentative of the Lord Proprietor, and to delineate in its proper light the 
results of the work performed by him under the most adverse circumstances. 
The exigencies of public service have prevented the consummation of this 
wish, and as I have some new material respecting his family and the close 
of his earthly career in another part of the world, I have thought best to 
place it before the Society, in order that it may be available for future use 
by the historian of that State. This material has been in my possession for 
about fifteen years, and I think further retention of it undesirable. 

Of the origin of Governor Vines, whom Sir Ferdinando refers to as 
" my servant," I have been unable to obtain any definite information. It 
is probable that he was a West countryman, possibly a resident of some 
parish in Somersetshire, near the Gorges family seat, from whence he went 
into the service of Sir Ferdinando as his a^ent, or "steward general," in 
the management of the colonizing enterprises of that worthy knight.* That 

*Tn 1883 the Clarendon Historical Society published " The Hearse of the Earl of 
Essex," by Richard Vynos (14546), arid t wrote at once to the secretary, Edmund Gbld- 
sinid, hoping to get information as to a possible relationship between our Richard 
Vines and the Rev. Richard Vines, the author of the memorial sermon. In reply he 

wrote : " 1 can give you certain information as to your man ; son of Vines, 

a West country yeoman. He had two brothers, William and Henry. The former was 
killed, I 'believe, at Madrid, by order of the Inquisition in lf)98 or 1599, for having in 
his possession a copy of Edward Sixth's Book of Common Prayer. Henry was the 
father. 1 feel sure, of the author of ' The Hearse,' and thus my R. V. would be a 
nephew of yours." I endeavored to elicit from Mr. Goldsmid the reasons or proofs of 
these statements, but 1 was unable to obtain any further reply from him. 1 place this 
on ivronl for whatever value it may have. 


1900.] Governor Richard Vines. 147 

lie afterward became a temporary resident of London seems to he proven 
by the following entry taken from the parish registers of St. James, Clerk- 
enwell : Baptized February 22d, IG25/6 '• Richard, son of Richard Vynes 
& .Tone ux." This seems more than a coincidence of names, as it is known 
that his wife's name was Joan, and that he had a son Richard, of whom I 
shall speak later. This date was, as will be remembered, ten years after 
the winter spent by him and his companions at the mouth of the Saco river. 

Four years later, in 1629, on the same day of February he was granted 
a patent with John Oldham for the territory comprising the present site of 
Biddeford. With his subsequent career, after his arrival in the Province 
of Maine, most of the members of this society are familiar, as developed in 
many scattered documents and letters which have been printed from time 
to time in numerous publications. It is not my present purpose to deal 
with this period of his career, when he was struggling against the machina- 
tions of that turbulent factor in Maine history, George Cleaves, whose con- 
tinued and often successful efforts to disturb the peace finally drove this 
sterling character away from the province to seek rest in his declining 
years under more favorable conditions. The date of his departure for Bar- 
badoes, whither he went, can be quite closely identified. In a letter dated 
18th of February, 1645/6, George Cleaves says: "For though Mr. Vines 
be now gone." He sold his patent October 21st, 1045, to Dr. Robert Child, 
and between that date and the following February above referred to, he 
took his departure for the Island of liarbadoes, where he lived in the parish 
of Saint Michael's. There he practised his profession of medicine, and en- 
gaged largely in the cultivation of cotton, tobacco and sugar. Two letters 
of his from that place to Governor Winthrop are extant under date of 19th 
of April, 1647, and 29th of April, 1G48, in the first of which he says : — 

"J have settled myselfe by God's assistance on two plantations adjoin- 
ing, containing 50 acres, the which 1 hope after 6 months will mayntayne 
me and myne comfortably, besides my practice of physiek which is worth at 
least 10,000 lb. of tobacco per ami. declare, yett, it is hard with me by rea- 
son of my great payments for my plantations and negroes and other neces- 
sary disbursements already paid to the value of 40,000 lb. of tobacco, which 
keepes me bare at present ; I doubt not but the next crop (proving well) 
but to be better able to live than I have been many years. ******* 
1 blcsse God my family continue in good health, all liking the island well, 
notwithstanding their change of dyett, which at present is but slender, yet 
far from want. I feare nut but within six months to live as plentifully as 
any man upon this island, according to my proportion. I have at present 
1G acres of cotton planted at the least, as much corne for my provisions, by- 
sides tobacco. The next yeare I intend for sugar, at present I cannot." * 

Richard Vines lived three years after the date of this last letter, and the 
following entry from the parish registers of Saint Michael's gives the date 
of his burial. 

Aprill 19 Docto r Rich' 1 Vines 

Ch : " f 

I have the pleasure of laying before the society the following copy of 
his will : — 

* Hutchinson. Collections, I. 250. 

t The letters "Ch." probably indicate his interment in the ch(urch), or ch(ancel), 
as he was a person of social position and of wealth. 



148 Governor Richard Vines. [April, 

Int. 13. June 1651. 

In the name of God Amen I Richard Vines of Island of the Barbados gent 
being sicke in Body but of Prft^ct sound Memory doe make and ordaine this my 
last will and Testamt: in manner & forme follow ing (vizt:) Imp 1 " : I bequeath 
my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my Body to the 
Earth to bee Buried in the Church of St. Michaells in sure confidence of a glori- 
ous Resurrection : 
Item : I will that all my debts be honestly satisfied. 

It : I doe ordaine my beloved wife Joane Vines and my sonne Richard Vines 
to be my Lawfull Executo™ and that my wife doe Inioyc one third Pte of my 
whole Estate during her life and at her death to bee at her disposing. 

Item I do give to my grandchild Bellinda Parrasite Ave hundred pounds of 
Muscovites Sng er P aim : for her better Education : and she very soddainly to 
bee comitted to the caire of Mr. Lindsey and when she cometh to the age of 
flfeteen yeares to have tw r o thousand pounds of Muscovados sug er — 

Item : I doe give to my sonne in Lawe Thomas Ellacotttwo hundred pounds 
Ster : according to my promise when he Marryed to my daughter to bee payd at 
the end of foure yeares or soon r if possible 

It: To my daughter Joane Ducy two thousand pounds of Muscovad : Sug r . 
It : To my daughter Elizabeth Vines six thousand pounds Muscovad : Sug r . 
It : I give to Mr John Lee five hundred pounds of Sug r to be paid w th in two 

It: 1 give to Wilt: Maxwell two yeares of his time and he to remaine a 
Servant to my wife to make upp my Acco ts and to gett in my debts & to prac- 
tice the Remaind r of his time 

Lastly I doe constitute my sonne in lawe Tho : Ellacot to bee my overseer to 
see this my Last Will & testimt : P formed and exeeuted (c) doe furthere give 
him full power and authoryty together with my wife & my sonne to Recov er & 
get in all my debts eithere by bill acco 1 or any othere whatsoev r : & I doe Like- 
wise make all othere form 1 " wills whatsoev r voyd : — 

In confirmation of this my Last Will I doe hereunto set my hand & seale this 
21 day of May Anno 1651. 

Richard Vines. 

Signed Sealed in the presence of 

John Moody 

Sign : 

J. Onslo John Moody : 

June 11 : 1651 

Mr. Joseph Onslowe John Moody juraverunt in hoc esse ulltimum testimen- 
tum Rich : Vines nuper defuncti. 

Coram me 

Jabez Whitaker * 

The reference to " My sonne in Lawe, Thomas Ellacott," who had mar- 
ried his daughter Margaret, is the only other reference to the family which 
I was able to obtain from the parish records.f The marriage entry is as 
follows : — 

October 18 Tho: Ellicott to Marg* Vines." 

A child of this marriage was Vines Ellicott, who came to New England 
and endeavored to establish the title to certain property once owned by 
Kichard Vines. In a petition to Sir Edmund Andros he prays that he 

* Colonial Secretary's office Records, Barbadoes. 

f Under date of January 13, 1886, the Colonial Secretary of Barbadoes wrote to me 
as follows: " I can supply a certificate of the burial of William Vines (1660), and an 
affidavit re the death of Richard Vines." These two papers were not obtained by me 
at the time. I have no data relative to William Vines, who has no place in the will of 
Dr. Richard, and he may have been a brother. 

1900.] Descendants of Leonard Hoar. 149 

may be put in possession of Cousin's Island, Casco Bay, styling himself the 
grandson of Captain Richard Vines. * 

Of the son Richard, whose baptism in London I have mentioned, the fol- 
lowing is the only record I have, and it is evident that, with his demise, 
the male line of the first deputy-governor of the Province of Maine ceased. 
This record is his nuncupative will which follows : — 

Entered March 2G. 1G58. 

The deposition of Mr. Rich d Garton aged 49 yeares or thereabut taken 
before me the 2G day of Aug st 1657 saith : — 

That being in Mr. Joseph Onslowes house Mr. Rich' 1 Vines being bounde to 
sea L the s (1 Deponent asked him to make his will he the s' 1 Vines replycd againe 
& s (1 my will is quickly made for my brother John Deuce is my especiull friend 
you Know for he hath done me as much good as ever my father did for I am 
able now to get my Living by navigating of a ship to any Part therefore I doe 
give halfe of that I have in this World to my brother Duces children And the 
other halfe of my Estate to be devided the one Pte to Mr John Paris his child 
& the other Pte to Mr Ellicotts child the names of the children I have forgotten. 
And this was within three dayes before the s d Vines did set saile. 

And further this Deponent saithe not. 
Swornc unto before me 

Daniel Suable. Govern'. 

I cannot close this short contribution to the personal history of Governor 
Vines without expressing the hope that some member of the society will 
undertake to collate the numerous documents covering the period of his 
career in Maine, and from them deduce a suitable and sympathetic biography 
of this staunch royalist and honorable gentleman. 


15y Frank P. Wjibeleu, of Chicago, 111. 

In " The Ancestry of the Hoar Family in America," by Henry S. Nourse 
(see page 1 ( J8, New-England Historical and Genealogical Rkgistkk for 
April, 1809), the compiler's sources of information, and especially Bond's 
Watertowii, have led him into some errors respecting the children of Leon- 
ard Hoar, grandson of Lieut. Daniel, which family records may serve to 
correct. My father, Franklin Hoar Wheeler, now living at Hrattleboro', 
Vermont, the youngest son of Leonard Hoar and Eunice Wheeler, says 
there were eight instead of six children, as follows: 

1. Maky VViiKiiLEit, b. May 22, 1787 ; d. Feb. 25, 1871 ; m. Thomas 
Hurd, Doe. ID, 1811. He was b. June 28, 1784 ; d. Sept. 3, 180;) ; buried 
at Lincoln, Mass. 

Three children : 

i. Albkrt, b. Feb. 26, 1813; d. June 9, 1813. ' 

ii. Ai-FUKi>, b. Pel). 20, 1813; d. 1821. 

in. Maky Emzauktii, b. July 18, 1815; in. Charles Jones, Sept. 30, 1851. 
He d. March 19, 1879, age 80. 

* Vines Ellicot embarked in ship " Supply " from London 24 May 1G79. In June 
1G84 he wus in Boston, and while riding horseback, the animal became frightened and 
unmanageable, and before he could be controlled, an aged man named Henry Pease 
was run over and died of the injuries received. Ellicot was tried for manslaughter 
and acquitted. (Sup. Court MSS.'xxi. 258.) 

150 Descendants of Leonard Hoar, [April, 

2. Eunice, b. Aug. 13, 1789 ; m. Samuel Smith, Feb. 3, 1814. 
Six children : 

i. Caroline, b. Nov. 25, 1814; d. Feb. 5, 1815. 

ii. Candace Whitcomb, b. May 28, 1817 ; m. May 17, 1838, Gen. Thomas 

Bancroft, and had four children: 1. Lucy Preston, b. Jan. 16, 

1841; iii. Aug. 24, 1865, Walter Bond Page- 2. Thomas, b. Jan. 

21, 1814 ; in. Nov. 28, 1872, Martha A. Tenny. 3. Eleanor Shattuck, 

b. Nov. 2, 1845. 4. George Dana, b. Nov. 11, 1849. 
iii. Eunice Wheeler, b. April 5, 1821 ; m. Oct. 5, 1841, G. J. Smith, and 

had two children, who d. young, 
iv. Leonard Hoar, b. Jan. 16, 1823; d. Sept. 12, 1823. 
v. Susan Sophia, b. Feb. 18, 1829; d. July 9, 1857. 
; vi. Mary E., b. Oct. 5, 1831; m. Dec. 22, 1853, Charles E. Gibson, b. 

May 29, 1826, and had an adopted child: Lillian Davis, b. April 

20, I860. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Lincoln, Mass., June 2, 1791 ; d. Oct. 20, 1863 ; m. 

June 26, 1823, Col. Jonas Wyman Colburn ; b. June 25, 1791 ; 
d. Dec. 4, 1865. 

They had two children : 

i. Leonard. 
ii. Jonas. 

4. Leonard, Jr., b. July 6, 1793 ; Lieut, of the 21st Regular Infantry 

in the war of 1812, serving as aid to Col. Miller ; was taken sick, 
and on returning home died at Canandaigua, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1814. 
The silver buttons from his uniform are still in the possession of his 
brother Franklin. 

5. John Hoar Wheeler, b. Lincoln, Mass., March 5, 1796 ; d. Brattle- 

boro', Vt., Aug. 26, 1848 ; m. Feb. 14, 1821, Lucy Fisk ; b. Fitz- 
william, N. II., Feb. 1, 1800 ; d. Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1879; 
buried at Brattleboro', Vt. 
They had six children : 

i. Eunice, b. Jan. 19, 1825; d. Sept. 4, 1831. 

ii. John, b. Aug. 21, 1828; d. Jan. 24, 1831. 

iii. Leonard, b. Jan. 6, 1830; d. Dec. 23, 1853; m. Ada L. Batch, April 

16, 1851. 
iv. William, b. May 24, 1833; d. April 21, 1889, Ogdensburg, N. Y. ; 

in. Laura Gilbert, Oct. 7, 1856. They had three children: 1. 
William L., b. Aug. 28, 1857; in. Hattie E. Springer, Toledo, O., 

Sept. 14, 1881. 2. David G., b. Feb. 16, 1862; d. Aug. 2, 1863. 3. 

Sarah Louise Seymour, b. Feb. 23, 18(59. 
v. Lucy, b. March 7, 1838, Brattleboro', Vt. ; m. Sept. 24, 1857, Horace 

Mack ol* Ithaca, N. Y. To them three children were born : 1. 

Oeorac William, b- Ithaca, N. Y., Eel). 13, i860. 2. Laura White, b. 

Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1802; m. Horace Kephart, April 12, 1887, 

and has six children : (1) Cornelia, b. New Haven, Conn., Aug. 

10, 1888. (2) Margaret, b. New Haven, Conn., April 28, 1890. 

(3) Leonard Mack, b. Ithaca, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1892. (4) Lucy 

Wheeler, b. St. Louis, Mo., March 30, 1893. (5) George Stebbins, 

b. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 30, 1894. (6) Barbara, b. St. Louis, Mo., 

Aug. 4, 1897. 3. Julia Whilon, b. Nov. 3, 1877. 
Vi. John, b. Aug. 28, 1839; d. April 12, 1871. 

6. Edmund Hoar, b. Lincoln, Mass., July 21, 1798 ; d. March 7, 1857 ; 

m. Betsey Wright, Bedford, Mass., JSfov. 27, 1827, who was born 
March 28, 1810 ; d. June 5, 1889. 
To them were born nine children : 

1000.] Descenthtnts of Leonard IToar. 151 

i. Caroline P AMELIA Hoak, l>. Bedford, Mass., Sept. 9, 1830; d. 
Brattleboro', Vt., March 4, 1896; m. Feb. 14, 1850, 1). 8. Pratt, 
Brattleboro', Vt., b. Aug. 3, 1826. Tlielr six children were : 1. 
Charles S., b. Brattleboro', Vt., July 28, 1855. 2. Edmund It., b. 
Brattleboro', Vt., Oet. 2, 1857; m. Harriet Edna Brazer, Nov. 17, 
1886. 3. Mary Alice, b. Nov. 23, 1851); m. Charles Wright Dun- 
ham, Sept. 10," 1891. 4. Carrie Maria, b. Nov. 29, 18.61. 5. Baby ,' 
b. Oct. 4, 18(58. 6. Walter Stewart, b. Brattleboro', Vt., July 25, 

ii. Alfred Hurd Wright, b* Bedford, Mass., July 27, 1832; m. Mary 
M. Bemis, Brattleboro', Vt., Sept. 9, 1858, and had seven children : 
1. Son, b. July 3, 18G1; d. July 10, 18G1. 2. Nellie. M<iria, b. May 
5, 18G2. 3. Harry Mansun, b. Oct. 9, 18G5. 4. Frank Stewart, b. 
Feb. 18, 1869. 5. Alfred Barton, b. June 27, 1871. G. Alfred Bar- 
ton, b. May 27, 1872.' 7. Clifford Bemis, b. Sept. 11, 1875. 

iii. Edmund Fuank Wright, b. July 20, 1835; in. Salone S. Emerson, 
Somerville, Mass., Aug. 26, I860. 

iv. Edward Franklin Wright, b. July 20, 1835; m. 1st, Jane V. R. 
Fessenden, Brattleboro', Vt., April 19, 18G1 ; in. 2d, Emma Kraetzer. 

v. George Emery Wright, b. Sept. 24, 1838; in. Eliz. 11. Gray, Erie, 
Pa., April 11, 1861. 

vi. Joseph Henry Wright, b. April 8, 1841; m. Mary Ida Van Iders- 
tine, Passaic, N. J., Oct. 1, 1863. 

vii. Mary Frances Hoar, b. April 12, 1843; m. Benjamin F.Parker, 
Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 15, 18G4. She and son, Stanley, perished 
in a railway accident at Quincy, Aug., 1890. 

viij. Maria Adeline Hoar, b. June 3, 1846; m. John F. Mansfield, Bed- 
ford, Mass., Nov. 23, 1870. 

ix. Charles Eveuett Wright, b. Oct. 17, 1852; m. Emma Talbot, 
Wilmington, Vt., April 21, 1876. 

7. Leonard Hoar (changed from Joseph), b. Lincoln, Mass., Dec. 10, 
1800 ; m. Mira Ann Wellington, Nov. 22, 1832, at Acton, Mass. 
She was b. at Littleton, Mass., May 30, 180 ( J ; d. Lincoln, Mass., 
Feb. 21, 1809. He d. at Lincoln, Mass., March 3, 1805. 
Thoy had eight children : 
i. Leonard Alfred, b. Sept. G, 1833, Lincoln, Mass. 
ii. George Henky, b. Feb. 11, 1835, Lincoln, Mass.; m. 1st, Martha S. 
Brooks, at Lincoln, Mass., Nov. 15, 1860, who d. at Lincoln, Mass., 
June 28, 1863; in. 2d, Emma L. Stone, Weston, Mass., Nov. 28, 

1867, by whom he had two children: 1. Lillian Mira Hoar, b. 
March 13, 1873, Lincoln, Mass. ; d. Jan. 27, 1896. 2. George Wen- 
dell Hoar, b. Aug. 30, 1889; d. Oet. 9, 1892, Lincoln, Mass. 

111. Cuviuacs Hoar, b. July G, 1836, Lincoln, Mass.; d. Jan. 17, 1842. 

lv. Mira Ann Hoar, b. Oet. 28, 1837, Lincoln, Mass. ; d. March 8, 1857. 

v. John Hoar Wheelkr, b. May 27, 1839, Lincoln, Mass.; m. Julian 
A. Maynard, New York, Oct. 17, 18G5. Two children were born 
to them: 1. Leonard Sumner Wheeler, b. Aug. 25, I860, New 
York; m. Mabel Kemp, Feb. 9, 1893, New York. Their children 
are: (1) Mabel Alexia Wheeler, b. Nov. 21, 1893, New York. 
(2) Kemp Maynard Wheeler, b. Sept. 20, 1896, New York. 2. 
Fred Maynard Wheeler, b. Jan. 17, 1870, New York. 

vi. Benjamin Franklin Hoar (changed to Wellington), b. May 28, 
1842, Lincoln, Mass. ; m. Mary F. Patten, May 3, 1876, San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. They have one child: Edith Wellington, b. Sept. 8, 
1879, San Francisco, Cal. 

vii. Mary Elizabeth Hoar, b. March 5, 1844, Lincoln, Mass. ; m. 
Horace W. Parmenter, Oct. 17, 18G5, Lincoln, Mass. He d. April 
19, 187G, Lowell, Mass. They had two children : 1. Hattie May, 
b. May 29, 1867, Boston, Mass. 2. Horace Wellington, b. Sept.,16, 

1868, Lincoln, Mass. 

vlil. Hattie Adelia Hoar, b. June 30, 184G, Lincoln, Mass.; m. George 
Bassett Howard, M. D., Lowell, Mass., June 2, 1880. He d. Nov. 
13, 1893, Waterville, Maine. 
VOL. L1V. 11 



152 Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. [April, 

8. Fkanklin I Ioak Wheeler, b. Lincoln, Mass., April 3, 1807 ; m. 
May 3, 183G, at Brattleboro', Vt., Elizabeth Pomeroy, dau. of 
iMuneas Ashley Pomeroy and Elizabeth Moore. She d. July 31, 
1881, having had five children : 

1. Eunice, b. April 7, 1837; d. March 11, 1838. 

ii. Ashley Pomekoy, b. Dec. 20, 1841; d. Sept. 2, 1849. 

iii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Brattleboro', Vt., Jan. 4, 1845; m. Oct. 28, 
1869, James Dalton, Boston, Mass. They have one child: Stella 
Pomeroy, b. Brattleboro', Vt., July 30, 1870; m. Aug. 19, 1896, 
Kichard Elwood Dodge, Wenham, Mass., b. March 30, 1868; 
graduate Harvard College, 1890. Two children have been born to 
them: (1) Stanley Dalton Dodge, b. Oct. 23, 1897. (2) Margaret, 
b. Sept. 8, 1898. 

iv. Ashley Pomeroy, b. July 15, 1850; d. March 23, 1855. 

v. Frank Pomeroy Wiikklkk, b. Brattleboro', Vt., March 7, 1853; 
graduate Cornell University 1874; m. April 12, 1888, Elizabeth 
Trimingham Keese, who was b. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 10, 1852, dau. 
of Ralph Francis Trimingham, Bermuda, and Ann Brine. 


[Continued from page 69.] 
Communicated by a Descendant of Capt. John Shebman. 

John Sherman of Taxle, 10 August, 1504, proved IS December, 1604' 

I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, our Lady Saint Mary and to all ye 
holy company of heaven. To be buried in the parish yard of our lady of 
Yaxle aforesaid. 

To the high altar of said church for tithes forgotten, or too little paid, 
three shillings four pence. To the reporacion of said church, one comb of 
malt and three bushels of wheat. To the gilde of Saint Tlioiyas in Yaxly 
aforesaid a cow. To the reporacion of ye church of Dysse eight bushels of 
malte and four bushels of wheat. 

To Agnes my wife for her life, my tenements in Yaxley called Ilobbes, 
with all the laud, both free and bond thereto appertaining, and a close called 
tilers close. Also to Agnes my wife for her life my tenements in Yaxley 
wherein I now dwell with all the land, both free and bond and other appur- 
tenances thereto belonging, or else my tenement in Dysse, with appurte- 
nances (except a close called Flmswell) at her choice. The other tenements 
to be let by my executors " to ffynde w l my children " and pay my debts, 
and then to my son Thomas at the age of twenty two. 

If my wife dies before my son Thomas becomes twenty two, then said 
tenements and lands which she held for life to be let by my executors until 
my son Thomas becomes twenty two and then Thomas to have them, he 
paying to his sister Margery when she comes to the age of twenty two years 
ten pounds. 

If my said daughter Margery decease within the age of twenty two years, 
then I will the said Thomas shall provide a priest a year to sing for my 
soul, and my friends souls, and another priest another year at his most ease. 



11)00.] With of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 153 

If Thomas my son decease within the age of twenty two years then all 
the above named tenements and lands shall be sold by my executors, and 
Margery my daughter, if she live, shall have to her marriage twenty 
pounds, and the residue to be disposed by the discretion of my executors. 

Also I will that if Thomas my son and Margery my daughter at the age 
of sixteen years will nof be content and ruled by my executors for their 
"fyndyngs" then Thomas my son to have towards his said findings of my 
executors every year twenty six shillings eight pence, and the said Margery 
yearly thirteen shillings, four pence, until they come to the age of twenty 
two years. 

And J will that a close called Emswell in Dysse afore excepted be sold 
by my executors to the performance of this my testament. 

To Thomas my son at twenty two years, four quarters of barley and a 
cow. To Margery my daughter at the said age of twenty two years, eight 
comb of barley and a cow. 

To Robert my servant, eight bushels of barley. 

To each of my godchildren, twelve pence. 

Moreover I desire and require Mr. Thomas Jermyn of Rushbrooke and 
others being feoffees of trust to my use in all above named tenements and 
lands, as well free as bond with all their premises, make estate and surrender 
of the same when they shall be required, according to this my testament 
and last will. 

The residue of all my goods and chattels before not bequeathed I give to 
my executors to dispose for my soul and my friends as shall seem to them 
best and most pleasure to Almighty God and proiit of my soul. 

My said wife and Thomas Fullen, my father in law, to be executors. 

Proved at Norwich, 12 Dec, 1504, and commission issued to executors 
named. Norwich Consistory Court. (42 Kix.) 

Will of Thomas Sherman (Bucke 82) . P. 0. C. 20 January, 1550, proved 10 

Dec, 1551. 

In the name of God Amen. The XXth daye of January in the yere of 
our Lord God, 1 thousand fyve hundreth and fyftie and in the fourth yere 
of the reign of our sovereigne Lorde Kinge Edward the Sixt. I Thomas 
Sherman of Yaxlee in the Co. of Suffolk and in the diocese of Norwiche 
being in good mynde and perfytt remembrance make this my testament and 
last will in manner & forme hereafter following. 

First 1 bequeathe my soule to Alinightye God and to all the holy company 
in heaven. 

My bodye to be buryed in the churche of Yaxlee aforesaid yf it shall 
please God that I shall departe in the towne of Yaxlee aforesaid or els in 
suche place where yt shall please God to call me. 

Item. J give to the high aulter of the seyd churche for my tithes for- 
gotten or to letill paide three shillings, four pence. 

Also I bequeathe and will have delt and gevyn to the poor people within 
the Towne of Yaxlee six shillings eight pence. 

Also to the poor people within the towne of Eye tenne shillings. 

Also to the poore people of the towne of Thrandeston Burgate Diss and 
Roydon three shillings, four pence. 

Also 1 bequeathe to Jane my wief my messuages wherein I dwell with 
all other my messuages, lands, tenements, meadowys, pastures, woodes, 
weyes and herditaments in Yaxlee and Eye aforesaid, lying and being on 




151 Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, fing. [April, 

the Est syde of the wey leding from Norwich to Ham (Ilorham) for terme 
of her life, of the whychc close the same my syster ys nowe in possession. 

And also except and reservyd at the said messuage wherein I do now 
dwell, the olde parlour, the chamber on the said parlour, the soler over the 
hall, and the chamber next the hall dore, the by rue next the millhouse, 
i space for fowre horse in the stabyll, the soler over the stabyll, and libertie 
in ye bakehouse to bake and to brewe, which I will Thomas my sonne have 
to hym and his heyres and assignee with free lybertie ingate and outgate in 
and to all the said howses and other the premises before excepted, reservyd 
at all tyme and tymes, my said weif payeing the rent to the lordes of the 
fee, that is to say, to the kinges grace for the manner of Eye by yere six- 
teen shillings, one pence ; and to the manner of Eye hall by yere six 
shillings, and to the said manner for " two henys and a cok " by yere five 

And to Mr. Anthony Yaxlee for fyve acres of lande called fulburys by 
yere three shillings, four pence* 

Also I give and bequeath to Jane my wief tenne combes of wheate 
twentie combes of malte, eighte keyne, fiftie shepe, foure horsse at her chose, 
and the one half of all my swyn and pultery. 

Also I will that Jane my wief shall have the use and occupieing of my 
two bedsteds and beddes nowe standing and being upon the newe chamber 
with the coverviuis and all other things to the said bedds belonging with a 
cobord and seles (shelves) on the said chamber (for the) terme of her lyi'e, 
and after her decease to remayne to Thomas my sonne and to his assigns. 

And if it fortune my wief to marry agayne, then I will Thomas my sonne 
to enter and have the said chamber beddes and all other things on the said 
chamber to her bequeathed. 

Also I bequeath to Thomas my sonne my counter table, and the two bed- 
steds and beddes nowe standing and being in the olde parlour with two other 
of my best coverings, and all other things to ye said beddes and bedsteds 

Also 1 bequeath to Jane my wief a sylver pece weying eight ounces and 
a half and half a quarter, twelve sylver spones weying eighteen ounces, a 
sylver salte weying eight ounces, as long as she shall kepe herself sole and 
unmarried. And if it fortune her to marry, to remayne to Thomas my sonne 
and his assigns ; ami as long as she shall kepe herself sole and unmarried, 
then after her decease to remayne to the said Thomas. 

Also I bequeath to Jane my wief the one half of all my stuf of household 
before not bequeathed. And the other half I give to Thomas my sonne, lie 
paying to eche of his brethren twentie shillings, when they shall come to the 
age of 21 yeres. 

Also I bequeathe to Thomas my sonne one Goblet weying fourteen 
ounces and odd. And a sylver salte parcel! gilt, and thre sylver spones 
and to eche of my children a sylver spone. 

Also I bequeathe to Thomas my sonne one of my geldings and foure other 
of my horse and coltes at his election after his mother hath chosen. 

Also I bequeathe to Richard my sonne twentie markes over and beside 
all such moneye as I have given hyn or lent hym which is thirty £. 

Also I bequeathe to John my sonne fourtie pounds. 

Also I bequeathe to Henry my sonne fourtie pounds to be paide to hym 
when he cometh oute of his prentyshale (apprentshood). 

Also I bequeathe to William my sonne fourtie poundes to be payed like as 
to Henry. 



1900.] Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 155 

Also I bequeathe to Anthony my sonne fourtie poandes to be puide when 
he cometh to the age of twenty two years. 

And it it shall appere to myno executores at the said twenty two yeres 
that yt shalbe more for the profyt of the said Anthony to have an annuitie 
of fourtie shillings by -yere, than to have the fourtie poundes, then I will 
Thomas my sonne to have the said fourtie poundes and to make the said 
Anthony a good sure and sufficient annuitie of forty shillings yerely, going 
out of my landes sumetyme Wrenys lying in Yaxlee aforesaid, payable at 
two termes in the yere by even porcions for terme of lyfe of the said 

Also I give and bequeathe to Fraunces my sonne and to his heyres, my 
the east landes meadowes pastures and hereditaments lying in Dysse in Co. 
Norfolk, which I late bought of John Waren of Disse. 

And also that all my Landes pastures hereditaments with appurts lying 
in Brese worth in Co. Suffolk, when he arrives to the age of twenty two 

And I will that myne Exors. shall have and take the profytts of the said 
messuages landes and other the premisses untill the said twenty two yeres to 
fynde said Fraunces to Scole and other lernyng. 

And the overplus of the profytts of the said messuages landes etc. to goo 
to the fynding of Bartholomew and James to scole untill the said twenty 
second yere. 

Also I bequeathe to the said Fraunces when he come to the age of twenty 
two yere fyve poundes. 

Also I be( [iiea the to Bartholomew my sonne fourtie poundes to be payed 
at twenty two. 

Also I bequeathe to James my sonne fourtie poundes at the said age. 

And if it shall fortune any of my said sonnes to dye before they have re- 
seyved their legacies or bequest of money then I will that their parte or 
partes be equally devyded amonge the residue of my sonnes then being 
alyve. . 

Also I bequeathe to eche of my godchildren twelve pence. 
. Also I bequeathe to my syster Lokwood an Annuitie of Twentie shillings 
yerely, to be paide by Thomas my sonne his exors. or assgns at every halfe 
yere tenne shillings after my decease during -her life. And if it fortune the 
said twenty shillings or any part thereof to be unpaide at any of the said 
half yeres which yt ought to be paid That then I will my said syster or her 
assgns shall enter and dystrayn into my messuages and closes called Bukkys 
Lede or carry away and withhold untill suche tyme my said syster and her 
assgns be fully satisfied content and payde as well as the said Annuytie of 
twenty shillings as of the Arrerage of the same or any parte thereof with 
her resonable costs and charges susteyned for the same. 

Also I bequeathe to eche of my sisters children nowe being maried tenne 
shillings and to eche one of my said syster's children noweonmaried twenty 
shillings to be paid at their daye of manage yf they be maried before they 
come to the age of twenty two yeres or ells to be paid to eche of them at 
their said ages of twenty two. 

Also 1 will that yf Jaime my wief at any tyme hereaftor cleym aske de- 
manndo or sue for any Dowry to have of all my Manners, Lands and Tene- 
ments and other the premisses or ells disturb or sue for any parte or pnrcell 
of ony other tiling contrary to this my 'lest, and last Wyll, Then 1 will my 
said wyfe to have no parte or parcell of any of all my foresaid messuages 
landes and tenements and other the premisses to her before given or be- 


i$o Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. [April, 

queathed nor no other legacie or bequest in this my Test and Last Will con- 

Also I will yf any of all ray children shall make eny sute trobyll or cleym 
to or for eny maner of landes tenements or other thing- or things contrary 
to this my Test and last Will in disturbance of this my said last will then I 
will that ony snche childe or children so cleyming any parte or parcel of my 
landes tenements or goodes other than I have to them severally given or 
assigned by this my last Will, shall have no parte nor parcell of eny legacie 
or bequest to them or eny of them given or bequeathed making any suche 
trobyll or cleym contrary to this my Test, and last will, but suche legacie and 
bequest to be at the dysposicion of myne Exors. 

And as concernyng the thirde parte of my manners of Royden and Roy- 
den Tuft with appurts in Royden and Bresingham, and all my lands tene- 
ments, meadowes, pastures, woodes, weyes with revercions and heredita- 
ments in Royden, Brysingham and Dysse in Co. of Norfk with all my 
messuages, lands, tenements, meadowes, pastures, woodes, weyes, etc. lying 
or being in Yaxlee, Thrandeston and Lytell Thornham in Co. Suffk, to- 
gether with the Revercion of all the aforesaid landes, tenements and here- 
ditaments in Yaxlee and Eye aforesaid, after the decease of Jane my wief 
which I have heretofore in this my said last Will geven and assigned to Jane 
for terme of her life except only such lands and tenements in Dysse and 
Breseworth aforesaid, which I have heretofore geven and assigned to 
Fraunces my sonne, I give and bequeath them holy to Thomas my sonne 
and to his heyres and assgns. 

Also I bequeathe to Robert Woodcroft 10£ to be payd when he corny the 
age of twenty two years yf he be rulyd and orderyd by myne exors. 

And all the Residue of my goodes cattells debts mony plate and all my 
other goodes as well moveable as not moveable I put them holy to the good 
disposition of myne exors. to the performance of this my test, and last wyll 
and to the bringing up of my children fyeing within age untill they come to 
the age of twenty one yeres. I ordeyn and make Robert Kene of Thran- 
deston gentleman and Thomas my sonne myne exors. 

And the said Robert to have for his labors and paynes twenty shillings. 

And supervisors of this my test, and last will. I shall desire and requyer 
Henry Bedyngfeld, Knight, to be one to whom 1 give for his payne and 
favor for and in cycling of my Exors. with his good councell and assistance 
t'ourtie shillings. 

By me, Thomas Sherman. 
Witness, John Whethyngham 
Edward Torold 
William Eglyn, vicar of Yaxlee. 

Proved at London 16 day of November 1551 by the oath of Thomas 

James Sherman of Yaxley, Suffolk, 14 Jamiai-y, 157 % proved 25 Sept. 1577. 

To be buried in the church of Yaxley. To the poor mens box. 

To Bridget, my daughter, fifteen pounds at the age of twenty one and 
three sylver spoones. 

To Marie, my daughter, six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence at 
the age of twenty one. 

To Francis, my son, six pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence. 



1900.] Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 157 

To Margery, my wife, twelve neats and one bnllock, ninety two sheep, 
all my household stuff, and all the rest of my goods unbequeathed. My 
wife to be executrix. 

Witnesses. Edmond Wolff, Frances Clark and Richard Peacock, with 

From the Registry of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury. 
(Will oilice at Bury St. Edmund's in Suffolk.) 

Robert Sherman, now servant with John Edwards, citizen and Vinterer of 
London, 12 April, 1576, proved 17 April, 1570. 

To the poor of the parish of St. Magnus the Martyr, near to Thames St., 
of the City of London, twenty shillings. 

To Thomas Cooke, clerke, minister of the parish church of St. Magnus, 
live shillings. 

To the prisoners of all the prisons in London, four pounds to be bestowed 
by my executors. 

To my well loved uncle Anthony Sherman, ten pounds. 

To my brothers Nicholas and James Sherman, ten pounds apiece. 

To my sisters Margarett, Denys, Elizabeth and Anne Sherman, fourtie 
pounds, that is to say, to every of them ten pounds. 

To my uncle llenrie Sherman, thirteen pounds, six shillings and eight 
pence ; my best shirt wrought with black worke and two obligations, the 
one of them to me from one Barker of Croyden, and the other from my 
fellow Jasper Eyles. 

I forgive my uncle Bartholomew that eight pounds which he oweth me. 
To my cousin Thomas Sherman, son of my uncle Thomas Sherman of 
Yaxley, Co. Suffolk, one ring of gold with a stone in it. 

To my master Mr. Edwards and to my mistress his wife, twenty shillings 
in gold to each. 

The rest and residue of all my chattels and debts, ready money, plate 
and jewels, moveables and immoveables, to my well loved father John Sher- 
man, whom I make executor. My said uncle Henry Sherman to be super- 
visor and overseer. 

Witnesses : Richard Thomas, scrivner. Roger Roe, scriptor. 

Proved at London 17 April, 157G, by oath of John Sherman, executor. 

(Carew 6.) 

Will of Anthonie Sherman. Dated If Sept. 1582. Proved 18 January, 1583. 
Extracted from the District Registry of Norwich. 

In the name of God Amen the fourtheof Septembre in the yeare of oure 
Lord God (1582) And in the lower and twentye yeare of the raigne of ouro 
soverane Ladye Elizabethe by the grace of God Queen of Englande, France 
and Ireland, (etc.) I Anthonie Sherman of Roydon, gent, in thecouutie of 
Norfolk in the Diocese of Norwiche being whole of mynde and of perfect 
memorye do make this my last AVill and testament utterlie revokinge all 
former wills whatsoever made. 

First I bequeathe my sowle to God the Father, God the Sonne God the 
holie Gost, my bodyo to be buried in Christian Scpulhere in the parish 
churche of Hoydon. 

Item. I bequeathe to the saide churche of Roydon towarde the repara- 
tion thereof three shillings and four pence. 






158 Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. [April, 

Item I will and bequeathe to the pore of Roydon three shillings and 
four pence, 

Item. I bequeathe to the pore of Disse (three shillings four penee) and 
of t his mie last will and testament. I make onlaine and constitute my Wieffe 
and my Sonne William my full Executors to whom I bequeathe all mye 
goods and chattels, moveables and immoveables, all my household stufl'e and 
all things whatsoever, all which goods, chattels, household stuffe and corne 
and other things whatsoever I will shal be praused by certaine honest men, 
theye beinge so praysed I will that all my debts whatsoever shall be by 
them payd and discharged, my debts beinge so discharged I will that the 
overplusse of those goods so praised, yf anie ther be shall be devided 
amonge my AVief and children equallie by even portions. 

And of this my will I appointe my brother Thomas Sherman overseer. 

Also I bequeathe to the pore of the towne of Yaxley three shillings, 
four pence. 

IN WITNESS'S WHEREOF to this my will I have set my hand, dated 
the dayeand yere above writte'n red subscribed and delivered in the presence 
of mee 

Thomas Blake, and of me 

Nicholas Sherman, and of 

Robert Rychardson. 

Proved 18th January, 1582 (ie 1583). 

William Sherman, 1583. 

The 28th Maie, 1583 and 25th Elizabeth, I William Sherman cittizen 
and grocer of London and now inhabiting in Ipswich in Co. Suffolk. 

1 give and bequeath to every of my children that is to say, To Richarde, 
William, Elizabeth, IMargarett, Eaythe and Amy Sherman one hundred 
pounds apeee to be paid by my Extreme, as they come of age or marry. In 
event of death of any one of them, their portion to be divided among sur- 

To poor of parish of St. Olave Southvvark in Co. Surrey 40 shillings. 

1 remitt, release and forgvve unto my brother Henry Sherman all such 
debts that he oweth me. I bequeathe him a Ringe of gold, value 40 

To my other brethren Thomas Sherman, Richard Sherman, Fraunces 
Sherman and Bartholomew Sherman, each a Ringe worth 40 shillings, or 
40 shillings in money. 

To everye of my said brothers children and to the children of my brother 
John Sherman and Anthony Sherman term shillings apece at 21 or marriage. 

Item. Whereas Mrs. Smythe Godmother to my daughter Elizabeth did 
give 3 pounds 6 shillings 8 pence I will it shall be paid her by my Extrex. 
at age of 21. 

Item. I give and bequeath to Christes Hospital in London to use of 
poor children there 40 shillings. 

To the poor prisoners of the country Gayole of Ipswich 20 shillings. . . . 
To the poor of the parish of St. Stephens Ipswich 20 shillings. 

To my uephewes James Lany, Thos. Lany, Benjamin Lany and Aslack 
Lany rings of 10 shillings. 

To my sister Lanye of Cratfield, ring 13 shillings 4 pence. 

To John Bate my kinsman, ring 20 shillings. 

1 900.] Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eag. 1 59 

To my uncle John Waller,* ring 20 shillings. 

Item. I will that my Extrix. pay yearly for ten years 10 shillings to the 
use of the poore people of Yaxlee in Co. Suffolk. 

To Thomas Ilarvye my apprentice 5 markes "when he shall paie me the 
Debte he oweth me upon certen bonds." 

The Residue of my goods, plate, money, jewellry, ymplements, etc. (my 
ease of certain meadows in Eye, Co. Suffolk only excepted) I give and be- 
queath to Eaylhe my well-beloved wife towards bringing up my children in 
vertuc and godlyness. My wife to have said meadows in Eye for life, and 
at her decease to go to William my youngest son. If he die before lease 
ends then it to remain to Richard Sherman my second son and his assigns 
for ever. 

My wife Faithe to be sole Extrix. 

Overseers: My trustie friends John Lanye of Ipswich, Co. Suffolk, my 
nephew Richard Penman, citizen and grocer of London and John Sherman 
of Brainfotd my brother. To each G pounds 13 shillings 4 pence. 

To the intent that my Extrix perform my will to the full especially to my 
children my will is that my house in Ipswich with the appurts. which I lately 
bought of John Waller shall be sold by my Extrix by advice of my over- 

And touching the disposition of my lands, etc. 

First I give and bequeath to Fay the my wife (for and in recompence of 
her Dower of nil my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever) all 
those my lands tenements, mannors, rents, etc. situate in Horham Allynton, 
Eye, and Yaxlee or elsewhere in Co. Suffolk, for her life and at her death to 
remain to John Sherman my eldest son and to his heirs male. In default 
of such to Richard Sherman my second son and his heirs male. In default 
to William Sherman my youngest son and his heirs male, and failing these 
to my right heirs forever. 

Also to said Fay the my wife all my copye and customarye lands, tene- 
ments and hereditaments in Yaxlee and. Eye for life. At her death to 
William Sherman my youngest son and his heirs forever. 

To John Sherman my eldest son all my lands, tenements and heredita- 
ments in the County of Lincoln to him and his heirs male forever. In de- 
fault, to Richard Sherman my second son and his heirs In default to 
William Sherman my youngest son. Provided no attempt be made to 
alienate such land — if so that one son to lose all benefit of my will, "as if 
not named or thought uppon." By me William Siieuman. 

Witn esses : John Ollyver als vytar 

William Fysher and William Berreg. 

"Item. I will that my brother Fraunces Sherman shall this yere have 
the fourcroppe of three acres of meadow in Eye for 20 shillings, and every 
yere after this the fourcropp of three acres of meadowe for \3 shillings 4 
pence the yere during his life, soe as he will make me and my Extrix. a 
clere discharge of all Reconinge between us, for I am perswaded in con- 
science that ho is rather in my debt than I in his." 

This was written after the publishinge of this will in the presence of me 
John Waller. 

Proved 9 August, 1583, by oath of Faith Sherman, 

relict and Extrix. 

(Rowe 40.) 

*In the Waller Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, 1561 (p. 75), it is stated that Jane 
Waller married Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, and this bequest to "my unele John 
\\ aller " confirms the Visitation Pedigree. 





100 Wills of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. [April, 

Richard Sherman. Will proved 9 May, 1581. 

The 21st January, in the 29th Elizabeth, I Richard Sherman of Disso in 
Co. Norfolk, gent. To. be buried in church of Disse or elsewhere. 

First. I give and bequeath to twelve poor people of Disse 5 pounds " for 
their releife to contynue for ever yssuing and going out of my brewhouse in 
Disse in manner following " : two shillings weekly to be paid in money or 
else in bread on every Thursday and on every Sunday. If any one of the 
1 2 die some other person to be chosen. 

Ttem. To my nephew Thomas Sherman of Palgrave 20 pounds. 

To my godsonne Richard Sherman son of said Thomas 1 pounds. Also 
my close lying in Bresbingham holden of the Mannor of Roydon Hall by 
copye. To have and to hold to said Richard and his heirs forever. 

To my nephew Thomas Sherman of Disse, my brother Henry Sherman's 
somie 5 pounds. 

To Lamnell Lane 10 pounds. And to Agnes Archer 10 pounds. 

To Jacob Lane 5 pounds. 

To William Cleveland 40 shillings, and if said William die then it to be 
divided among his brothers and sisters. 

To my nephew Nicholas Sherman all my houses, orchards and wyndmill 
with house thereto belonging, and a closse with timber yarde adjoining of 4 
acres, more or less, lying and being in Disse. So as Margaret my wife is 
to have the premisses with all protitts during her life. At her death to re- 
maine to said Nicholas and his heirs forever. 

To my neece Margarett Goffe 20 shillings. 

To my neece Elizabeth Sherman 20 shillings. 

To my nephew James Sherman 20 shillings. 

To Agiies Brook sen 1- ., Joane Brooke, Anne Brooke and Elizabeth 
Brooke 40 shillings amongst them. 

To Beatrice Sherman 40 shillings, and to her brother Robert Sherman 40 
shillings to be paid by my nephew Nicholas Sherman. 

To said Nicholas all the furniture and necessaries now in my Brewhouse. 
Also all bedstedds, cubbordes, etc. and three Danske chests with the locks 
and keyes belonging now in my dwelling house at Disse. My wife to take 
two of the five chests at her choice. 

To Margarett my wife my bedding i.e. all fetherbedds, coverletts, blan- 
quetts, etc. with all Linnen, brasse, pewter spitts, dripping pannes, cobyrons 
and rayment. To said Margarett the Lease of the house in London with 
all the household stuffe thereunto belonging. 

My wyndmill with house and yard adjoining be sold by my Exors for 
payment of legacies. 

Margaret my wife to be sole Extrix. My nephew Thomas Sherman of 
Palgrave to be supervisor. 

To Thomas Carter 10 shillings for making will. 

To my nephew Nicholas Sherman all timber and stone now in yardes to- 
wards reedifying houses. 

Memorandum, that this my last will was interlaced by my consent this 
10th day of February. By me Richard Sherman. 

Witness : Henry Wiseman, minister of Disse. 
Proved 9 May, 1587. (Spencer 73.) 

John Sherman. Will proved 21 Nov. 1587. 
The 2oth March in 29th Elizabeth, I John Sherman of Ipswich in Co. 

Suffolk, gent 

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1000.] Will 9 of the Shermans of Yaxley, Eng. 1G1 

First, T give and bequeath to Margarett my wife the best fetherbedd and 
Boulster that is in the Parlour wherein I did now lye, two blanketts and 
one covering of Tapestrye, one little silver salte with a cover, six silver 
spoones, one pair of my best sheets, two pillowbeeres, two fether pillowes. 
To my son James Sherman 70 pounds to be paid by my Kxor. within a 
year of my decease and is in discharge of his brother Robert Sherman's gift. 
To Elizabeth Sherman my daughter 70 pounds to be paid in year in dis- 
charge of her brother Robert's gift. 

I forgive Robert Toulson and Jane his wife my daughter all debts due. 
To Cicely Markall my servant 10 pounds in discharge of all debts to her 
from me. 

All residue I bequeath to Nicholas Sherman my son to him, his heirs and 
assigns forever. I make said Nicholas my sole Exor. 

To Richard Dawtrye 20 shillings for his paynes in writing this my will. 

To the poor of Bramford 10 shillings. 

To the poor of St. Mathewes parishe 20 shillings. 

John Sherman. 
Witnesse : Raphe Morrisse 
Oliver Cowper 
Richard Dawtrye 
Proved 21 November, 1587, by oath of Nicholas Sherman. 

(Spencer 73.) 

Francis Sherman. 
I, Francis Sherman of Blownorton in the Co. of Norfolk, gent. 21 Oc- 
tober 44 Eliz. (1602). My body to be buried in the chancell where God 
shall call me. 

To the poor of Yaxley 20 shillings. 

To poor of the town where God shall call me 20 shillings. 
To Edwarde Cupplcdiek gent. 10 pounds "my good frende to be payed 
him within lialfo a year after my decease." " Prayinge him to assist my 
sonne in recoveringe suche debts as are owing me." 
My sonne Alexander Sherman* to be Exor. 

Byrne Franciscum Sherman. 
To Tliomas Rlanoharde my sorvanto 40 shillings. 

And Whereas Nicholas Blanehardo owoth me (> pounds I forgive him 40 
shillings of that. 

To e verve servante no we in the house 5 shillings. 

By me Franciscum Sherman. 
(No witnesses.) 
Proved at London 27 November, 1605, by 

Alexander Sherman. 

(Hayes 76.) 

Nicholas Sherman. 
I Nicholas Sherman of Romford Co. Essex gent. 21 November, 1620. 
Proved 18 January, 1620/1. 

To poore of Romford 20 shillings. 

To poore of Bnrnte Wood 10 shillings. 

To poore of parishe of St. Matthewes in Ipswich 10 shillings. 

* See Sherman Pedigree in Visitation of Suffolk, 1G12, p. 164. 


162 Stockhridge Indians in the Revolution. [April, 

To poore of towne of Bramford in Suffolk 10 shillings. 
To Thomas Sherman my sonne 50 pounds. 
To my daughter Elizabeth Lak 20 pounds. 

To my daughters Thomasin Sherman, Anne Sherman and Mary Sher- 
man 40 pounds each. 

To my sister Margarett Goffe widdowe 5 pounds. 
To Nicholas Elkins and Lawrence Elkins 20 shillings each. 
To Richard Collins, Anne Thresher, Jane Collines and Isabell 20 shill- 
ings each. 

My house at Bramford the customary and freehold to be sold " to the 
uttermost that may be had for it " towards payment of aforesaid legacies. 
If my son Nicholas Sherman refuse to join in the sale then the same to re- 
main to said Nicholas for his portion and all the rest of my freehold land a,t 
Bramford to be sold by my Exor. for legacies aforesaid. 
If any of my daughters die, her portion to go to survivors. 
To my son Nicholas Sherman's wife, one parcell guilte Beaker and one 
parcell guilte Boule. 

To Nicholas my son livery gowne, cloake, etc. 
To Thomas my son my other cloake, etc. 
To Hugh Lak my Riding© Coate. 
To Isabell my wife 10 pounds. 

Overseers : My good freinds William Fuller of Shenfeilde, my brother 
in la we. and Richard Fiske of Romford. To each 20 shillings. 

All residue to Nicholas Sherman my son, whom I make sole Exor. 
Witnesses : Nicholas Sherman 
Hugh Bailey 
William Fuller 
Rich. Fiske, scriptor. 
Proved at London 18 January, 1G20-1. 
By oath of Nicholas (^lierman. 

(Dale 6.) 

Note. — Ante, page 68. In the arms of John Sherman of Wacton, granted in 
159G, " Volant" should be Vulned or Vulning. A pelican in heraldry is always 
represented as Vulned or Vulning, i. e. wounding her breast. 


By Isaac J. Greenwood, A.M., of New York City.- 

During the winter of 1774-5 some of the Stockbridge Indians of 
Massachusetts, then numbering about two hundred in all, enlisted 
under the leadership of Jchoiakim Mtohksin, a town selectman, as 
Berkshire minute men. To these, April 1, the Provincial Con- 
gress at Concord sent, by Col. John Paterson, member from Lenox, 
and Capt. William Goodrich,* an address explaining the situation of 
affairs, and directed that a blanket and a yard of ribbon be presented 

* Commissioned May 27, 1775. 





11)00.] Stoekbridge Indians in the Revolution. 1G3 

to each person that is or may he enlisted. Three days later, motion 
was made that Capt. Goodrich, who commanded them, may have 
liberty to augment his company to one hundred men, and that they 
be considered as Rangers. The captain was ordered to apply to 
Col. Paterson ; the matter to be settled by the field officers of the 
militia regiments from which the men should be enlisted. The In- 
dian chief Solomon, after the tribe had sat in council near two days, 
returned answer, April 11, by Goodrich, asking to be allowed to 
fight in their own Indian way, as they were not used to train and 
fight English fashion. The Provincial Congress at Watertown 
again wrote them, June 8, concluding: " it' some of your young 
men should have a mind to see what we are doing here, let them 
come down and tarry among our warriors. We will provide for 
them while they are here." 

Meanwhile, Capts. W. Goodrich and Charles DeBell, having, as 
they said, consent of the general, applied to the Committee of Safety 
for assistance in enlisting two companies of Indians from the west- 
ern parts of the colony. The matter was laid before the Provincial 
Congress, which body referred " the consideration of the expediency 
of such a measure " to a committee. 

June 21, some of the Indians who had enlisted for the summer 
directed a letter to the congress, desiring that the distribution of 
spirits among them, while in service, might be restricted; their 
names are given in American Archives, 4th S., vol. ii, col. 1049. 

An advertisement occurs in the Essex Gazette, Aug. 17th, for 
Lemuel Allen of Ashford, Conn., who had deserted from Capt. 
Win. Goodrich's company, in Col. Paterson's regt., Charlestown 
Camp, wearing a " blue coat with bufV colour' 1 Cuffs & Lapels."* 

Having volunteered, with a number of others from the regiment, 
for Col. Arnold's expedition up the Kennebec river to Quebec, 
Capt. Goodrich left the camp Sept. 13, the command of his com- 
pany doubtless devolving upon his lieutenant, David Pixley of 
Stoekbridge, who afterwards attained the rank of colonel, and 
settled on a tract known as * Campbell's Location," near Owego. 

In the Massachusetts Revolutionary Polls (vol. 56, 173), may 
be seen the following letter addressed 

•" To the Committee of Clothing for the Province of Massachusetts Bay. 

Be pleased to pay to John Sergeantf our Blanket and Coat Money 
which is entitled to us as Bounty for serving as Soldiers in the Army 
at Cambridge the last summer and his receipt shall discharge the Colony 
from any further demand from us. 
Stoekbridge, February 27, 177 G." 

* We read that Capt. David Noble of Pittsfield, in Paterson's regt., sold his lands 
imd put his men in a uniform of blue coats, turned up with white and buckskin 
breeches, and furnished them with 13d stand of arms — a number probably overstated. 

f Missionary at the time to the Mohekunnuk tribe at Stoekbridge. 




1G4 Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry. [April, 

Then follow thirty-two Indian names, headed by Jehoiakim 
Mtohksin," after which we have two attestations to their truth. 

" Camp at Charlestown, March 12 th , 1776. 
This may certify that the within named persons were Soldiers in my 
Regiment and served as such in the Service of this Province last summer 
until they were dismissed by his Excellency Gen 1 Washington. 

Attest John Paterson, Col. 
These Indians belonged to Capt. Goodrich's Company. 

Attest John Sargent. 

Their attachment to the American cause continuing, they desired 
to be further employed, a movement which was recommended, July 
30, 1776, by Gen. Washington to the Continental Congress. That 
body, by a resolution passed a few days later, directed the general 
to employ as many as he deemed expedient, and Timothy Edwards, 
Esq., Commibaioner of Indian Allah's lor the Northern Department, 
at Stockbridge, was instructed, Aug. 7, to engage as many as he 
could, giving them the privilege of joining either the northern de- 
partment of the army, under Gen. Schuyler, or of coming to Wash- 
ington's quarters at New York. 

During the fall an independent company of these Indians, under 
Capt. Ezra Whittlesey, was posted by Gen. Gates at the " Ty " 
Saw Mills, with two regiments under Col. Samuel Brewer, and 
on Sept. 13 the men were ordered to wear blue and red caps to 
distinguish them from the enemy's Indians, who were in large force 
under Sir John Johnson. 

About this time Gen. Washington thought the Stockbridge In- 
dians would be useful for scouting 'parties, and to this effect his sec- 
retary, Ivobt. II. Harrison, wrote Gen. Schuyler, from Harlem 
Heights, Oct. 18, 177b', adding: "If the situation of affairs in the 
Northern army do not require their continuance there." 

But the question of their usefulness or aid in that quarter was 
briefly decided in a letter of Oct. 22 from Col. Brewer to Gen. 
Gates, in which he recommends that they be discharged, "if con- 
sistent with duty," as it was difficult to keep them in order. 


Contributed by Miss Ellen D. Launed of Thompson, Conn. 
[Concluded from page 76.] 

Having settled the daily routine and provided for special emergencies, 
our book has fewer entries. Each day it makes report of Parole and 
Countersign ; " guards, as usual," and officers of the day. A weekly 
courtmartial is ordered — a monthly report transcribed. Various minor 

1J)00.] Orderly Booh of Sergeant Jo siah Perry. 105 

matters require attention. It being found that the men preferred to work 
for the people of the surrounding country, on pretext that they had more 
pay for their labor, a special order confined all privates in the fort each 
morning during the hay season till a sufficient number of men was secured 
for getting hay for his majesty's use. A detachment was ordered to search 
the huts and houses of the inhabitants at gun-firing every evening, and 
soldiers found were to be brought into the " pervous " of the fort, where 
they were to lie till further orders. Very stringent game laws were found 
needful, to keep the men from shooting at the expense of the King's am- 
munition. None were allowed to go out for that purpose without tickets, 
and not more than three of each company in a day. All shooting at game, 
either Hying or sitting near the fort, was forbidden. 

Special service was required of the men in waiting upon sloops that came 
into the river — unloading and transferring stores. A wood party, with a 
fortnight's provision, under Captain Taplin, was manned and sent out. A 
scouting party, embracing two captains, four subs, four sergeants, two 
corporals, and 120 privates, with sufficient powder, balls and flint, was 
ordered to embark on the Schooner Monckton, Captain Macomb, which, 
after eleven days' absence, returned, " all well, without much success, ex- 
cept some plunder." 

As the season advanced, lamps and " oyl" were found needful. Two 
lamps were allowed to the soldiers' barracks in the fort, and two for that in 
the spur. Another wood party of "a hundred rank and file" and 14 days' 
provision, ordered to go down the bay as soon as Captain Doggett's sloop 
was ready for their embarkation. Although the general health of the gar- 
rison was good, and only three deaths had been reported, the quartermaster 
was ordered, Sept. 28, to take a corporal and six privates to get the sick 
men on board the vessel that is to carry them to New England, and to put 
some good sweet hay on board for them to lay upon on their passage. It 
was expressly ordered that no masters of vessels in this place presume to 
carry away any person except by permission of the commanding officer. 

It having been reported that the soldiers had accustomed themselves to 
" gaming at cards " in their barracks, which kept them up late at night 
and might expose them to carelessness with their fires, such gaming was 
forbidden, and officers enjoined to use their utmost endeavors to suppress 
the same. 

Increasing insubordination among the men was manifested in the orders 
issued. Col. Frye, in an order that reads more like a remonstrance, bewails 
the difficulties that beset the orderly sergeants " by reason of the obstinacy 
of the privates," who refused to assist in unloading " the vessels in his 
majesty's pay, for to fetch firewood," not only causing the King's money to 
be thrown away and their fidelity questioned, but entailing suffering upon 
his majesty's troops in the winter for w r ant of firewood, when by reason of 
great snow and severe weather they might not have it in their power to get 
any, and therefore instructed the officers to see that their men turn out sea- 
sonably for unloading each vessel as it arrives, " and not leave it to struggle 
between their orderly sergeants and obstinate privates." One-half cord of 
firewood per week was allowed to each chimney in use. 

Col. Frye's forebodings of storm and severe weather were quickly real- 
ized. Nov. 4, he reports tremendous gales of wind and surprising sea, 
scattering the wood that was corded upon the marsh, and causing much 
other damage. In December, the guards were ordered at all times, as occa- 
sion required, to help the train of artillery clean the batteries of the snow. 



106 Orderly Book of Sergeant Josiah Perry. [April, 

Information reaching the colonel that Thomas Lawrence, an Indian, " had 
been Been coining out drunk from the soldiers' barracks, and as such prac- 
tices might be attended with fatal consequences to the Peace lately con- 
cluded with the Chief Sachem of Acadia," all members of the garrison 
were expressly forbidden to give any Indian that entered the fort any sort 
of spirituous liquors of any name or nature whatsoever. Subsequent orders 
iorbade sutlers or other inliabitants within the command of the fort to 
give or sell any spirituous liquors of any sort to the Indians except by per- 
mission from the commanding officer. 

As the conquest of Canada went forward, the charge of the French in- 
habitants brought new burthens and perplexities to our commander. Jan. 
11), 17G0, sick and lame soldiers were brought out of the hospital to make 
room for the French people who were stowed into hospital, vaoant bar- 
racks and huts " in such manner as will be most for the saving of fuel, 
which is like to fall short." Feb. 4, a list was ordered of all the French people 
now here, distinguishing between the residents of different provinces ; also be- 
tween those that desired to return to their several places of abode, and such 
able-bodied men as could encamp in the woods, where they could supply 
themselves with wood. In one of his prolix expounders, March 10, Col. 
Frye discusses the situation. By articles of submission to his Britannic 
majesty, made by Mr. Manack and other principal men, for themselves and 
other French people residing at Pettecondsack and Memoraincook, he had 
settled a quantity of provision upon these people, taking the utmost care 
that it should not exceed the real necessity of these indigent people, and 
to prevent any supply going to such as remained obstinate — and some had 
the front to apply for provisions to carry away who were suspected of some 
scheme against his majesty's interest, therefore all were forbidden to send 
provision out of the fort, or to supply applicants with more than they need 
for present subsistence. Again, " some might be in pressing need of pro- 
vision," who were possessed of effects, such as cattle, horses, sheep, swine, 
beaver, poultry, and other merchantable goods. The commissary was in- 
structed to make entry of all these things, in order that they might judge 
who were proper subjects of charity and who ought to pay for their pro- 
visions. Trading with the French and Indians for pottery, feathers or 
valuable effects was strictly forbidden — but liberty given to purchase 
geese, ducks, partridges, hares and such like game. Gen. Amherst, in 
grappling with the French problem, recommended that the inhabitants 
from St. John's River be sent as prisoners of war to Europe ; hears that 
1200 might be collected at Fort Cumberland. 

As the year of service drew near a close, the insubordination of the gar- 
rison soldiers assumed a mutinous character. Gen. Amherst reports to 
Gov. Lawrence, 17 May, 1760, that notwithstanding the bounty that had 
been granted to these men, they were bent on returning home and quitting 
the fort, all but thirty-iive threatening to go by land. Our orderly book 
reports with much formality the following list of " Loyal Soldiers : " — 
William Dunlap, Joseph Winston, Edward Welch, Henry Segar, Jonathan 
llarback, Daniel Hammond, Isaiah Tui'fts, Jef'fery Dunahoe, Benjamin Hill, 
Joseph Allen, Thomas Bumstead, John Treet, George Ross, Nathaniel 
Rand, Peter Busbee, Alex 1 ' McDowle, Solomon Phyps, Thomas Brayzer, 
James Pierce, Nathaniel Langson, Edmund Penney, John Boyson, John 
Brown, Joseph Savill, Nathaniel Harris — to which the good corporal ap- 
pends a hearty '• Amen." 

It was ordered that the men for bringing in wood and drawing provision 

■ • 


1000.] Notes on the Qorham Family. 167 

into the store-houses should " all be detached from the mutinous part of the 
garrison." A number of " newly enlisted " were sent to take the place of 
deserters. Some arrangement was made by which the greater part of the 
disaffected remained through the summer. Duties were the same as on the 
previous season — keeping guard, unloading and hauling stores, cutting 
wood, mowing the King's grass. Continuous laws were needed to restrict 
the sale of spirituous liquor. The inhabitants of the surrounding country, 
" taking such an unbounded liberty " in employing the soldiers for service, 
all were commanded to be in the fort at " retreat," and sentries forbidden 
to allow any man to pass out without a written pass or ticket. Learning 
that some of the men took advantage of these " shooting tickets " to lay 
schemes to desert his majesty's service, the much-tried commander was 
obliged to restrict the use of tickets. 

With the expiring efforts of the French to regain their lost dominion, 
Fort Cumberland suffered its first alarm. Special orders were issued Sept. 
9. The word to be passed to the sentries every ten minutes after tattoo- 
beating. Patrols to pass hourly every night around the huts and hospitals. 
The royal train of artillery to keep on duty at night one lieutenant, one 
gunner, four matrosses ; no lights nor fires allowed either English or 
French ; no soldier allowed to sleep out of his barracks on any pretence 
whatever ; officers to hold themselves at the utmost readiness to take their 
posts at a moment's warning ; officer of the guard to give them notice the 
moment any enemy is discovered. The discharge of three cannon was 
settled as a garrison alarm by which all might know that an enemy had 
been discovered. 

Following this futile alarm our Massachusetts troops made ready for de- 
parture. The great reduction of forces necessitated changes in the order- 
ing of the garrison. Sergeants were made to do corporals' duty — guards 
reduced to as small a number as possible. On Sept. 20, the last entry was 
made in our Orderly Book. The muster rolls in Massachusetts Archives 
credit Capt. Jonathan Eddy's company with service from March 29, 1759, 
to Sept. 1700. The companies of Captains Benjamin llolden, AVilliam 
Angier and John Taplin are reported on service till November following. 



Arranged by Geokuiana Guild, of Providence. 

[The following statistics were originally compiled to refute cer- 
tain errors which have crept into print and should not be perpetuated, 
concerning the Providence line of the Gorham family. They have 
been enlarged in scope to embrace more descendants and to include 
the Bristol brancli as well. Acknowledgments are due to Mr. 
Frank W. Sprague of Brookline, Mass., and to Mr. Henry S. Gor- 
ham of New York — both well known students of the Gorham 
family — for valuable cooperation in this publication.] 
vol. liv. 12 


168 Notes on the Oorham Family. [April, 

Capt. John 1 Goriiam (second son of Ralph, son of James) was born 
in Bcneficld, Eng. ; baptized Jan. 28, 1621. He married, 1043, Desire 
] lowland, born at Ply mouth about 1623, daughter of John I lowland and 
Elizabeth Tilloy of the Mayflower. lie was buried at Swansea, Feb. 5, 
1 075-0. She died at Barnstable, Oct. 13, 1083. 

For names of children, see Register, vol. 52, p. 358. 

2. Jabez 2 Gorham (fourth son and seventh child of Capt. John 1 Gor- 
ham), was born in Barnstable, Mass., Aug. 3, 1650. He married 
Hannah Sturgis -("Widow Gray"), daughter of Edward Sturgia 
of Barnstable and Yarmouth. (First child, Hannah, was born in 
1077.) They moved from Barnstable to Bristol, R. I. He died 
between March 16, 1724-5, the date of his will, and May 18, 1725, 
when his son, Isaac, gave a receipt for his portion of the estate. 
(See below.) His wife died Oct. 17, 1730. (Gravestone record, 
Brewster cemetery.) 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 3 b. Dec. 23, 1677; d. March 28, 1682. 

ii. Samuel, b. April 15, 1082 ; cl. Nov. 24, 1735, se. 53. 

3. iii. Jabez, b. Jan. 31, 1G83-4. 
iv. Siiuisal, b. April 12, 1686. 

4. v. Isaac, b. Feb. 1, 1089; cl. 1730-40. 

vi. John, b. Nov. 8, 1690; cl. January, 1717. 

vii. Joseph, b. Aug. 22, 1692; bap. Christ Church, Bristol, Aug. 11, 1695. 
viii. Hannah, b. Feb. 21, 1693-4; bap. Christ Church, Bristol, Aug. 11, 

5. ix. Benjamin, b. Dec. 11, 1695; d. 1771 or 1772. 
x. Thomas, b. Oct. 30, 1701. 

xi. Elizabeth. 

In the census of Bristol in 1689, Jabez 2 Gorham is mentioned 
with wife and four children. 

The will of Jabez 2 Gorham is dated March 16, 1724-5. He calls 
Hmself " of Bristol, in the County of Bristol, in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay, yeoman " ; names " wife Hannah," " eldest son 
Jabez Gorham," sons Isaac, Joseph and Benjamin, " daughter Eliza- 
beth, wife of Shobael Baxter," and grandsons Edward, William and 
Samuel Downs. Executors, "wife Hannah and son Benjamin."* 

On May 18, 1725, Isaac Gorham, "of New Haven, Colony of 
Connecticut," gave a receipt for his portion of the estate of his 
"father, Jabez Gorham, late of Bristol, dec'd."| 

On June 16, 1725, Joseph Gorham "of Fairfield, in the County 
of Fairfield, in the Colony of Connecticut in New England, cord- 
wainer," gave a receipt for his portion of the estate of his father, 
Jabez Gorham. $ Joseph married twice at Fairfield and has many 
descendants. Otis wrongly states that he " died without issue." 

September 7, 1732, " Hannah Gorham of Yarmouth, in the 
County of Barnstable, seamstress," quitclaimed to Benjamin Gor- 
ham of Bristol, " tanner," all her interest in five acres of land in 

Deed recorded, Sept. 12, 1732.§ Benjamin was her son. 

* Taunton Probate Records, vol. v., p. 75. 

f Taunton Probate Records, vol. vi., p. 189. 

$ Taunton Probate Records, vol. vi., p. 190. 

$ Bristol Co. District Land Records, vol. xxi., p. 262. 




1900.] Notes on the Gorham Family. 169 

In the old burial ground in Brewster, Mass., is a stone to " Han- 
nah Gorham, wife of Jabez Gorham, died Oct. 17, 173G." * 

These last two records show that Hannah Gorham, widow of 
Jabez, 2 had returned to Cape Cod after her husband's death, signed 
the deed of 1732, and died there in 173G, outliving her husband by 
eleven years. 

3. Jabkz 8 Gokiiam (Jabez* John 1 ), born Jan. 31, 1084; died Nov. 21, 

174f)t ; buried Nov. 23, 1745.f He married first, Leah -.% 

She died May 13, 1739§; buried from St. Michael's Church, Bris- 
tol, May 15, 173 ( J.§ lie married second, July 31, 1744, Mary 
MaxfieldH; Int. March 30, 1744.H Mrs. Mary Gorham and 
Stephen Smith, married Oct. 13, 17G3.|| 
Children of Jabez 8 and Leah : 

i. Samuel, 4 b. Newport, Nov. 27, 1707; buried Nov. 25, 1739. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Newport, April 9, 1710; d. Aug. 28, 172G. 

iii. Siiubakl, b. Bristol, March 29, 1713; d. Sept. 11, 1731. 

iv. Hannah, bap. Oct. 27, 1717; d. July 27, 1802, a3. 85; m. May 30, 
1737, John Kinnicutt. 
(Leah, wife of Jabez, Jr., also Samuel, Shubael, Elizabeth and Han- 
nah, bap. Oct. 27, 1717, at Christ Church, Bristol, R. I.**) 

v. Mary, bap. Oct. 10, 1721, Christ Church, Bristol** ; m. May 30, 1738, 
Samuel Osborne. 

vi. Rebecca, bap. Jan. 5, 1723, St. Michael's Church, Bristol; d. March 
25, 1725. 

vii. Nathan, b. Bristol, Jan. 8, 1725-6 ; bap. Jan. 30, 1725-6, St. Michael's 

viii. Debokaii, bap. Sept. 24, 1732, St. Michael's Church. 

Administration of estate of Jabez 8 Gorham given to Aaron Bourne, 
March 10, 174f) 

Otis, in his "Notes on Barnstable Families," XX confuses Jabez 2 and 
Jabez. 8 The former, he states, " married twice, the mother of his 
ten children being his iirst wife, Hannah." And again, " He was 
88 years of age when he married his second wife, Mary Maxwell." 

But Otis, himself, questioned the fact of this second marriage, for 
he adds, " If the date of the marriage which 1 have is reliable, its 
accuracy may well be doubted." 

These long standing errors, as to the age and second marriage of 
Jabez, 2 are proved as such beyond a doubt by the preceding records. 

5. Benjamin 8 Gouiiam (Jabez, 2 John 1 ), born Dec. 11, 1G95; died between 
Oct. 18, 1771, and Feb. 1, 1772.§§ Married Bethiah, daughter of 
David Cary, of Bristol. |||J She probably died before 1753, when 

♦"Mortuary Record from the Gravestones iu the Old Burial Ground in Brewster, 
Mass." Pago 62. Division No. 7. By Charles E. Mayo. (1898.) 

f Arnold's Vital Records of It ho do Island, vol. vi , p. 136; vol. viii., p. 227. 

J Jabez Gorham and "wife Leah" sell land, Jan. 1, 1727-8. Taunton Register of 
Deeds, vol. xviii., p. 71. 

J Arnold's Vital Records, vol. vi., p. 136 ; vol. viii., p. 227. 

1l Arnold's Vital Records, vol. viii., p. 206 ; vol. vi., p. 24. 

|| Arnold's Vital Records, vol. vi., p. 25, Bristol Marriages. 

** Register, vol. xxxiv., p. 261. 

ft Taunton Probate Records, vol. xi,, p. 113. 

tt Vol. i., p. 425. 

Zl Benjamin Gorham, of Providonco, sells land to Esok Hopkins of N. Prov., Oct* 8, 
1771. Deed acknowledged, Oct. 18, 1771. Prov, Deeds, vol. xx., p. 1. Will of Benja- 
min Gorham, dated May 14, 1704; sworn to by witnesses, Feb. 1, 1772. Prov. Wills, 
vol. vi., }>. 3!). 

Illl Benjamin Gorham and wife, Bethiah Gorham, of Bristol, sell land left to Bethiah 
by "her lather, the late David Cary, of Bristol," to Shubal Norton, of Bristol, July 9, 
1720. Taunton Register of Deeds, vol. xvii., p. 153. 


170 Notes on the Gorham Family. [April, 

Benjamin signed a deed alone.* lie was no doubt the first Gor- 
lium to settle in Providence. 
Children: - 
i. Benjamin, 4 b. Aug. 22, 1718, bap. Aug. 5, 1722, Christ Church, Bris- 
tol, f 

ii. Betuiah, b. Oct. 10, ; bap. Aug. 5, 1722, Christ Church, Bristol ; f 

m. Jan. 19, 1738, Abner Brown of Providence, 
iii. Saiiaii, b. Sept. 15, 1723; bap. Nov. 24, 1723, at Christ Church, Bris- 
tol; m. March 14, 1745, at Providence, Rowland Taylor, 
iv. Elizabeth, bap. Jan. 21, 1727-8, at Christ Church, Bristol; d. Sept. 
3, 1785; m. Feb. 21, 1748, at Providence, Thomas Grainger, who 
was b. Sept. 23, 1725. 
6. v. Jabez. 
vi. Samuel. 
vii. Jemima, m. Nov. 26, 1749, Joseph Owens. 

(For will of Benjamin Gorham, 8 see page 172.) 

6. Jabez 4 Gorham (Benjamin* Jabez,' 2 John 1 ). He married Oct. 4, 

1753, Abigail Field, born Jan. 27, 1730, daughter of Jeremiah and 
Abigail (Waterman) Field. (The proof of this generation will be 
discussed later.) 
Children : 

7. i. Jabez, 6 b. July 15, 1700; d. May 27, 1802. 
ii. Samuel, m. May 10, 1807, Sarah Calder. 
iii. John, buried Jan. 21, 1759. 

7. Jabez 5 Gorham (Jabez, 4 Benjamin, 3 Jabez, 2 Jo/171 1 ), born July 15, 1760 ; 

died May 27, 1802 ; married Oct. 26, 1783, Catharine Tyler, born 
November, 1762 ; died March 29, 1807. 

i. Hannah, !). Fob. 19, 1781; d. May 12, 1833; m. Juno 29, 1803, Dex- 
ter Thurbor. 

ii. Benjamin; b. March 2, 1780; d. Nov. 12, 1809; m. Oct. 20, 1808, 
Emma Angell. She m. 2d* Dec. 20, 1814, Samuel Bloss. 

iii. Field, b. July 27, 1787; d. same day. 

iv. Betiiiah, b. March 1G, 1789; d. Sept. 8, 1821; m. Aug. 28, 1808, 
William Comstock. 

v. Sahaii, b. Jan. 27, 1791; d. Aug. 21, 1791. 

8. vi. JABEZ, b. Feb. 18, 1792; d. March 24, 1809. 

vii. Catharine, b. June 30, 1793; d. Feb. 7, 1835; in. Dec. 24, 1810, Enos 

viii. Joiin^ b. Juue 4, 1795; d. Jan. 0, 1853; m. Jan. 15, 1810, at Smith- 
field, R. I., Mary Mason. J 

ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1797; d. Dec. 4, 1824; m. Dec. 29, 1819, Samuel 

x. William Field, b. April 30, 1798 ; d. April 23, 1804. 

The will of Jabez Gorham, 6 dated May 2, 1802, appoints " wife 
Catharine " and " brother, Samuel Gorham," executors. § 

April 16, 1810, Jabez Gorham and Catharine Gorham, children 
of Jabez Gorham, late of Providence, chose Dexter Thurber, guar- 
dian, lie was also guardian of Sarah and John, children of said 
Jabez, under fourteen years of age.|| 

* 1'rovideneo ltogistor of Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 308. 
t Ki:<n.s'n:u, vol. xxxiv., p. 203. 

I Will dated Doc. 0, 1802, mentions "wife Mary und nephew, John Gorham, 2 d ." 
(This was 9. John 7 .) 1'rov. YVill.s, vol. xvi., p. 511. 
S Providence Wills, vol. ix., p. 02. 
|| Providence Probate Proceedings, vol. ii., p. 29, 

1900.] Notes on the Gorham Family. 171 

June 3, 1810, Samuel Gorham, executor of the estate of " Jabez 
Gorham, late of Providence," sjffhe'd a deed. Recorded, June 6, 

8. Jauuz 8 Gorham (Jabez, 6 Jabez,* Benjamin* Jabez? John 1 ), born in 

Providence, Feb. 18, 1792; died March 24, 18G9. lie married 
iirst, Dec. 4, 181 G, Amey Thurber, daughter of Samuel and Mehit- 
able (Dexter) Thurber. She was born in Providence, Jan. 30, 
17Uo; died Nov. 20, 1820. lie married second, April 10, 1822, 
Lydia De.vter, daughter of Lewis and Lydia (Comstoek) Dexter. 
She was born at Smithiiold, U. I., Nov. 11, 171)7; died Sept. 4, 
1873. The will of Jabez, 9 dated April 24, 18G8, mentions "wife 

Children of Jabez 6 and Amey : 

i. liKNJAMix, 7 b. Sept. 24, 1817; d. Oct. 6, 1817. 

ii, Amanda, b. Dec. 11, 1818; d. March 17, 1897; m. 1st, May 14, 1838, 
William Gladding Price; child, William* ; m. 2d, Nov. 23, 1842, 
John Clark Harris; children, Joseph, Jabez-, m. 3d, April 22, 1889, 
Benjamin Comstock. 

9. iii. John, b. Nov. 18, 1820; d. June 26, 1898. 

Children of Jabez 6 and Lydia: 

iv. Bknjamin, b. Feb. 2, 1823; d. Dee. 5, 1823. 

v. Amey, b. May 7, 1824; d. Jan. 30, 18G4; m. Dec. 1, 1845, Henry 

Aborn Webb. Children : Harriet Raymond, Amey. 
vi. Susan, b. Jnly 3, 1825; m. Nov. 15, 1806, Caleb Farnum. 
vii. Ciiaules Field, b. March 5, 1834; m. 1st, Feb. 27, 1854, Marianna 

Towne; child, Ella; m. 2d, April 19, 1860, Catharine B. Yerring- 


9. John 7 Gouiiam (Jabez? Jabez, 6 Jabez, 4 Benjamin, 9 Jabez, 2 John 1 ), born 
in Providence, Nov. 18, 1820; died in Chase City, Virginia, June 
2G, 1898. He married, Sept. 4, 1848, his cousin, Amey Thurber, 
daughter of Isaac and Lucy (Brown) Thurber, born Sept. 1, 1827. 
(Isaac Thurber was twin brother to Amey, the first wife of Jabez. 6 ) 
Children, born in Providence: Lucy, Herbert Thurber, Amey 
Thurber, John Henry, Charles Isaac, Jabez. (Of these, only the 
two latter are living.) 
The mistake hitherto made in this line occurs in the fourth generation, 
where Jabez 4 has been displaced by Benjamin 4 , born Aug. 22, 1718 (Benja- 
min, 8 Jabez, 2 John, 1 ) who is claimed as the husband of Abigail Field. The 
late John Gorham 7 of Providence, whose descent is given, accepted this 
error of the fourth generation, and claimed Benjamin 4 as his ancestor. 
The Boston Evening Transcript in its issues of Nov. 9, and Nov. 30, 1898 
(Genealogical Department) also makes this misstatement. The Field 
Genealogy (Mrs. Harriet A. Brownell), page 11, reiterates the same mis- 
take in the following words: "Abigail Field, born in Providence, Jan. 27, 
1730, married Oct. 7, 1743, Benjamin Gorham, son of Benjamin, son of 
Jabez, son of Capt. John Gorham of Gorhamburg, England, and Desire 
Ilowland who came to America in the Mayflower." 

Three errors are displayed in this statement : First, the date of mar- 
riage, "1743," making Abigail thirteen years old at the time ; second, the 
substitution of " Benjamin" as the husband of Abigail, for Jabez — as will 
be proved ; third, the announcement that " Desire Ilowland came to Ameri- 
ca in the Mayflower." 

* Providence Kc^ister of Deeds, vol. xxxiii., p. 194. 
f Providence Wills, vol. xxii., p. 319. 


172 Notes on the Gorham Family, [April, 

The first error is so palpable that it does not need to be discussed, and it 
seems superfluous to explain that Desire 1 lowland did not come over in the 
Mayflower. (" Gorham burg " should be Gorhambury.) 

In view of these authorities it remains to support the claim of Jabez 4 by 
reliable references. The proofs are these : 

( 1 ) Benjamin 8 Gorham of Providence sells land to " beloved son, Jabez 
of Providence, for and in consideration of the sum of £100." Deed signed, 
Aug. 18, 1753 ; acknowledged, March 25, 1754; recorded July 10, 1754.* 

(2) Benjamin 8 Gorham of Providence, " tanner and curier," sells a lot 
of land to his " son, Jabez Gorham, of said Providence, tanner," " for and 
in consideration of the sum of £300, well and truly paid by my son, Jabez." 
Signed, April 8, 17G1 ; recorded, April 26, 1762.f 

(3) The will of Benjamin 8 Gorham mentions his son, Jabez, to whom 
he wills u the dwelling house, where I now live." It also mentions his 
daughters, Elizabeth Grainger and Sarah Whipple, and grandson, Samuel 
Owen. To the latter he gives " a pair of silver buckles that were his 
uncle's, Samuel Gorham." Jabez Gorham, sole executor. Will dated, 
May 14, 1764; sworn to by witnesses, Feb. 1, 1772; recorded, May 23, 

(1) The marriage of Jabez 4 Gorham to Abigail Field by Richard Water- 
man, justice, grandfather of Abigail, is recorded in vol. 1, p. 132, of the 
original MS. records of marriages in Providence. The handwriting of the 
entry is perfectly legible. Those unable to verify this statement by exam- 
ining the original records can do so by consulting Snow's " Index of Births, 
Marriages and Deaths in Providence, 1636 to 1850," pp. 174, 190. 

(5) Jabez 4 Gorham of Providence sells land to George Payson. Deed 
signed by Jabez Gorham and Abigail Gorham, " wife of said Jabez Gor- 
ham," Dec. 20, 1763; acknowledged, April 7, 1764; recorded, April 25, 

(G) Jabez 4 Gorham of Providence sells land to Benjamin Thurber, Aug. 
17, 1773. Deed signed by Jabez Gorham "and wife," Abigail Gorham. || 
This is the last mention found in the records of Jabez and Abigail. 

It is clearly evident from the foregoing : First, that Benjamin 8 makes 
no mention of a son, Benjamin, or of any of his descendants, either by deed 
or will ; and second, that it was Jabez 4 , and not Benjamin 4 , who married 
Abigail Field. Indeed, the only Avonder is that such an error was ever 
incorporated in this line of descent and that it has been so long uncontested. 
There is, in fact, no other record of an Abigail Field who married a Gor- 
ham, in Providence or elsewhere. 

In this connection the following communication from Mr. Frank W. 
Sprague — who has himself examined all the e\idence submitted in this 
article — will prove valuable and suggestive: "1 have made a personal 
search at Bristol, Taunton and Providence, and there is absolutely no trace 
of Benjamin 4 , or of his children or grandchildren. We know that he was 
born, but there is no record of him in Providence. I believe the truth is 
that he died young and unmarried." 

In conclusion we subjoin some notes of another branch of the Gorham 

* Providence Register of Deeds, vol. xiii., pp. 368, 369. 
t Providence Register of Deeds, vol. xvi., p. 179. 
t Providence Wills, vol. vi., pp. 38, 39. 
I Providence Register of Deeds, vol. xviii., p. 84. 
|) Providence Register of Deeds, vol. xx., p. 149. 

1 ■ 

1900.] Notes on the Gorham Family. 173 


(Data supplied by Mr. Hknky S. Gorham.) 
4. Isaac 8 (JabezfJohn, 1 ), born Feb. 1, 1 G89 ; died, 1739-40 ; married first, 

Mary , who died Sept. 11, 1 71 G ; married second, Aug. 6, 

1717,* Hannah Miles, daughter of Richard Miles of New Haven, 

Children of Isaac 8 and Mary, born in Bristol: 

10. 1. Isaac, 4 b. May 28, 1713; d. Dec. 1, 17G0; bap. J July 10, 1715, at 
Christ Church, Bristol. 

il. Hkzkkiaii, b. Feb. 1714-5; d. Dec. 15, 1715; bap.} July 10, 1715, at 
Christ Church, Bristol. 

Children of Isaac 8 and Hannah, born in New Haven: 

ill. John. 

iv. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1721. 

v. Timothy, b. Nov. 13, 1723. 

vi. Hkzkkiaii, b. Dec. 5, 1725. 

vii. Samukl. 

viii. Klizaheth. 

ix. Hannah. 

Isaac 8 Gorham bought lands in New Haven, March 1, 1719-20. 
He is described as " cooper."§ He was admitted an inhabitant of 
■ i the town, Dec. 26, 1720. On May 18, 1725, he gave a receipt for 
his portion of his father's estate. See page 108 of Providence Notes. 
Administration on his estate granted to Richard Miles. Inventory, 
March, 1739-40. Isaac, eldest son, and seven other children named.lf 

10. Isaac 4 (Isaac, 8 Jabez, 2 John 1 ), born in Bristol, May 28, 1713; died in 
Bristol, Dec, 1, 1760; married Oct. 19, 1742, Jemima Potter, daugh- 
ter of Hopestill and Lydia (Hubbard) Potter. She died Oct. 10, 

Children : 

i. Mary, 6 b. July 28, 1743; bap. Aug. 7. 1743, at St. Michael's Church, 

ii. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1745; bap. March 17, 1748-49, at St. Michael's 

Church, Bristol. 

11. iii. Isaac, b. 1747; bap. March 17, 1748-49, at St. Michael's Church, 
Bristol; d. September, 1795. 

iv. Altiika, b. 1751; bap. May 24, 1752, at St. Michael's Church, Bris- 
!'. tol; d. June 17, 1823; m. 1774, Gilbert Richmond, b. at Bristol, 

April 27, 1754; lost at sea March 19, 1782. (See Richmond Gene- 
v. Lydia, bap. May 9, 1759, at St. Michael's Church; d. May 10, 1759. 
vi. William, bap. Dec. 9, 1759, at St. Michael's Church; shipwrecked 
jp at the Vineyard, Dec. 2(!, 1778, and polished with the cold. 

11; Isaac 5 (Isaac,* Isaac* Jabez* John 1 ), born 1717; bap. March 17, 
1 17-18-9, at St. Michael's Church, Bristol; died at sea September, 

1795, aged 48; married Sept. 4, 1774, Sarah Thomas of Warren, 
who died Feb. 25, 1835. 

* New Haven Records, vol. i., p 89. 

t Will of Lieut. Richard Miles of New Haven, dated Jan. 24, 1756. " The remainder 
and residue of my estate I give, devise and bequeath to my two daughters, Elizabeth 
Thompson and Mary Gilbert and to the heirs of my daughter Hannah Gorham, de- 
ceased." (New Haven Probate Records, Book 8, p. 6G0.) 
Ricoistku, vol. xxxiv., p. 2G0. 
Now Haven Town Records, Book 5, p. 389. 
.Now Haven Probate Records, Book o, p. 292. 



174 Notes on the Gorham Family. [April, 

Children : 

i. Jemima, 6 b. Am?. 28, 1775; d. Nov. 7, 1798; m. Oct. 1, 1797 (Int. 

Sept. 27, 1797), Nicholas Peck, b. Mav 6, 1762; d. 1847. 
ii. Isaac, b. 1777 ; d. at sea Atlg. 21, 1798, ae. 21. 
iii. Sarah, b. May 17, 1780; cl. Dec. 1G, 1869; m. Feb. 2, 1800, Nicholas 

lv. Hannah, b. July 25, 1782; d. Aug. 1, 1846; m. Oct. 28, 1803 (Int. 

Oct. 23, 1803), Lemuel Clarke Richmond, b. Bristol, Sept. 25, 1781 ; 

d. June 23, 1876. He was son of Gilbert and Althea (Gorham) 

Richmond. (Richmond Gen.) 
v. Susan, b. March 11, 1785; d. Aug. 4, 1868; m. Nov. 8, 1807 (Int. 

Oct, 18, 1807), Abraham Hathaway of Raynham, Mass. 
vi. William, b. July 10, 1788 ; d. at sea June 6, 1809, se. 21. 

These six children were baptized Nov. 18, 1789, at St. Michael's 
Church, Bristol, 
vii. Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1791 ; d. Sept. 26, 1881 ; m. July 9, 1814, Rev. John 

P. K. Henshaw, b. Jan. 13, 1792, afterwards Bishop of Rhode 

viii. Ruth, b. April, 1793; d. 1880; m. Feb. 8, 1815 (Int. Jan. 8, 1815), 

Dr. Jabez Holmes of Stoniniiton, Ct. 
12. ix. Amos Thomas, b. Aug. 20, 1795; d. March 12, 1861. 

12. Amos Thomas 6 (Isaac 6 , Isaac*, Isaac 8 , Jabez 2 , John 1 ), born Aug. 20, 
1795; died March 12, 1861 ; married June 18, 1820, Fanny Rutan 
Sandford, died June 7, 1878, daughter of Ellery and Sally Sandford. 
Children : 

i. Sarah Thomas 7 , b. Aug. 9, 1821 ; d. Nov. 10, 1898 ; m. May 31, 1857, 
"William Mumford Coit, who d. Jan. 31, 1895. No children. 

ii. William Thomas, b. July 23, 1824 ; d. Oct. 4, 1866; m. Oct. 20, 1847, 
Mary T. Spencer, who d. March 4, 1870. Children : William, Mer- 
rill and Ilattie. 

iii. Isaac, b. Sept. 11, 1826; d. Aug. 1, 1863; m. Dec. 14, 1852, Julia F. 
Franklin, who d. Nov. 16, 1886. Children: Isaac, Hobart, Emma 
and Elizabeth. 

iv. Ruth Holmes, b. Feb. 9, 1829; d. July 2, 1876. 

v. Francis Thomas, b. July 25, 1831 ; d. Nov. 20, 1886. 

vi. Amos Thomas, b. Oct. 18, 1833 ; m. March 20, 1855, Mary E. Waldron. 
Children : Mary It. and Elizabeth O. 

vii. LaFayette, b. Jan. 31, 1836; d. Oct. 7, 1838. 

viii. Washington, b. July 2, 1838. 

ix. Mary Hannah, b. Sept. 6, 1840; m. Nov. 26, 1872, Edward W. 

x. LaFayette, b. Feb. 26, 1843; m. Oct. 25, 1877, Elizabeth McNutt. 
Child : Amos Sandford. 

xi. Sandford, b. May 22, 1845. 


(1) Providence Register of Deeds. 

(2) Providence Wills. 

(3) Providence Probate Proceedings. 

(4) Taunton Probate Records. 

(5) Bristol Co. District Land Records at Taunton. 

(6) Col. John Gorham's " Wast Book." Register, vol. Iii. (April, 1898). 

(7) Register, vol. xxxiv., pp. 261, 263. 

(8) Gorham Families of Yarmouth. Register, vol. Hi., p. 357. 

(9) " Mortuary Record from the Gravestones in the Old Burial Ground in Brewster. 

(10) Family Bible of Jabez Gorham. 6 In possession of Mrs. Susan (Gorham) Far- 
nuin of Providence. 

(11) Amos Otis's "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families." 

(12) Records of St. Michael's Church and of Christ Church, Bristol, II. I. 

(13) Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island. 

(14) Family records, supplied by Mrs. Farnum. 

(15) Family records, supplied by Mr. V. G. Peck of Bristol. 





1900.] Edward Benton and his Descendants. 175 


Compiled by It. D. Smyth and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Edward 1 Benton was one of the early settlers of Guilford, though 
not a signer of the Plantation Covenant, lie came possibly from Wethers- 
field or Milford, and was in the town as early as 1643 ; the oath of a free- 
man was given him, May 19, 1051. This shows that he was a church 
member. His home-lot was on the west side of the Green, and contained 
two acres. Other parcels of land owned by him amounted to sixty-three 
acres. He never bore any considerable public office, and was not entitled 
to the prefix " Mr." He was a brother of Andrew Benton of Milford and 
Kartford, who died July 31, 1683, aged 63, and who had a large family by 
his wife Hannah Stocking. Edward Benton married Anne, who was 
buried Aug. 22, 1671. He died Oct. 28, 1680. In 1672 his list was 
£72. Is. His will, made Mch. 7, 1675/6, is of interest. It states that 
" as the holy Providence of God hath left the burden of a crippled child 
upon my hand to be cared and provided for, who may live and be burden- 
some after my decease, Zacheus Benton by name and that affliction is an 
interruption to the more equal distribution of my small estate amongst all 
my children, I do, therefore, give only the sum of 5 shillings apiece unto 
my five children " (not including Zacheus or Andrew) and to " my son 
Zacheus Benton, I give a colt, which he shall choose. Item, I give to my 
son Daniel's widow a cow." " Lastly all the rest of my estate ** I give 
unto my son Andrew Benton, upon condition that he shall duly attend and 
provide for his brother Zacheus Benton, during the term of his natural life 
with all necessaries of food and rayment, washing and lodging, suitable for 
him." Andrew is also made executor. 

The children of Edward and Anne Betiton were : 

Kdwaijd, 2 b. 1G3G; d. Feb. 19, 1G97-8. 

Daniel, b. 1G38 ; d. June 9, 1G72. 

Andrew, b. 1G39; d. Jan. 13, 1714. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 28, 1G40; m. Robert (?) Accerly or Akerlv. 

M.vry, b. Feb. 2, 1G41-2; m. Dec. 6, 166G, Samuel Tharp of New 

Haven and Wallingford, who d. Feb. 2, 1728, ai. 84. She d. March 

1, 1718. 
John, b. June 10, 1G43; d. before his father. 

Tauitha, b. 1G4G; in. Nov. 27, 1G84, Simon Simpson of New Haven. 
Elizabeth, b. June 3, 1G47; buried April 3, 1G54. 
Sahah, b. Nov. 4, 1G50; d. Dec. 25, 1G92; in. Thomas Wright, Dec. 
9, 1G73. lie d. Dec. G, 1692. 
x. Zaciikub, b. Aug. 27, 1G52; d. single. 

J. Edward 2 Benton, Jit. (Edward 1 ), of Glastenbury, Conn., m. Mary, 

who d. Aug. 8, 1702, re. 60. 
Their children were : 

5. I. Samuel, 3 b. ; d. 1752. 

ii. Mary. 

iii. Rebecca, b. ; m. Isaac Boreman, Jr., of Wethersfield, Dec. 7, 

1099. He d. May 9, 1719, a\ 52. 
iv. Kllinok, b. 1G70; in. David Wright, son of James of Glastenbury, 

Aug. 21, 1705, and d. 1749. He d. June 8, 17G4. 

V. DoilOTHY. 

vi. Daniel, d. young, 1G82. 

6. vii. Edwaud, b. ; d. Apr. 29, 1713. 
















17G Edward Benton and his Descendants. [April, 

3. Daniel 2 Benton (Edward 1 ), of Guilford, m. Rachel Guttridge or 

Goodrich, dau. Richard of Guilford, Dec. 23, 1G58. She died Oct. 
lG8« r ). His list in 1(572 was £41. 13. Their home-lot in. 1669 was 
one of two and a half acres on the north side of the Green, and 
was sold by their descendant, Lot Benton, in 1829, to the First 
Congregational Church, as a site for church and parsonage. 

Their children were : 

i. Joanna, 3 b. Oct. 8, 1660 ; d. Dec. 29, 1692 ; m. John Turner, Dec. 16, 

, i 1686. 

7. ii. EbexNkzer, b. 1663; d. Jan. 22, 1758. 
iii. Betiiya, b. 1665; m. Sanford. 

; iv. Rebecca, b. Sept. 14, 1671; iri. Joseph Halsey. 

4. Andrew' 2 Benton (Edward 1 ), of Guilford; m. Feb. 4, 1664, Eliza- 

beth, dau. of Thomas Reli. She d. Oct. 27, 1713. He had a home- 
lot granted him by the town, containing one and three-fourth acres, 
" bounded by the crossways east by Samuel Hughes Westerly by 
the two streets Northerly and Southerly " and inherited from his 
father, the home-lot on which the latter spent his last days, on 
Crooked Lane, now State street, containing three acres, with another 
piece adjoining, in all eight acres. This property is still held by 
Tiis descendants. His list was £55. in 1G72. 
His children were : 

8. i. James, 3 b. Dec. 1, 1665; d. Nov. 7, 1733. 

ii. Joseph, b. Feb. 4, 1668-9; buried Jan. 4, 1669-70. 

9. iii. John, b. April 17, 1672; d. June 17, 1718. 
iv. Andrew, b. 1674; d. single in 1714. 

v. Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1677; d. June 30, 1734; m. Samuel Evarts of 
Guilford, March 1, 1710. He d. Jan. 14, 1740. 
10. vi. Jabez, b. Apr. 28, 1680; d. July 21, 1756. 
vii. Experience; id, John Turner, Jr. 

5. Samuel 8 Benton (Edward, 2 Edward 1 ), of Glastenbury ; m. Mary, 

dau. Samuel Bradfield, Feb. 1,1705. She d. Dec. 6, 1747. 
Their children were : 

i. Sarah, 4 b. March 19, 1707. 

ii. Hannah, b. July 1, 1710. 

iii. Nathaniel, b. Mch. 8, 1714; d. aged nine clays. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Oct. 13, 1715; in. 1st, Hannah Beckley, May 6, 1742. 

She d. Jan. 18. 1750, m. 10. Their children were: 1. Lydia,* b. 

Feb. 1, 1743. 2. Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1745. 3. Jonathan, b. March 

18, 1748. He m. 2d, Deborah Williams, Aug. 24, 1750. She d. 

Nov. 12, 1784. 
v. Nathaniel, b. April 9, 1718; m. Dorothy Cook, Oct. 13, 1745. He 

d. Dec. 3, 1753. Their children were: 1. John, 6 b. March 13, 

1746. 2, Mary, b. March 30, 1751. 
I vi. Abigail, b. Nov. 4, 1720. 

G. Edward 8 Benton (Edward, 2 Edward 1 ), of Glastenbury; m. Mary, 

dau. Samuel Hale, Oct. 1G, 1702. 
Their children were : 
i. Josiah, 4 b. 1705. 
ii. Ephraim, b. 1707. 
iii. Mary, b. 1710. 

7. IOnsh^n IOhknkzku 8 Benton of Guilford, spent his last part of his lifo 
in (he part of the town known as Burchen Swamp. He is put down 
in 1090 as having served in the Indian wars. His list was £131 1). G. 
in 171 G. He resigned his position as ensign on Oct. 12, 1727, because 




I J 

1900.] Edward Benton and his Descendants, 177 

"old and infirm," (Conn. Col. Recs.) yot lived twenty-one years 

longer, dyiug at the age of ninety-live. He was a wheelwright. He 

married Abigail, dau. of John Graves, June 14, 1694. She d. 

April 13, 1753. ' 

Their children were : 

i. Daniel 4 , b. June 1, 1695; d. Aug. 5, 1756 ; lived in Guilford and 

was Deacon in the Fourth Congregational Church there. He m. 

1st, Elizabeth, dau. of John Norton, Aug. 8, 1728; she d. Sept. 21, 

1753; 2d, Sarah, dau. of Samuel Camp and widow of Thomas 

Seward, who d. March 12, 1762. His children were all by his first 

wife. They were: 1. .Sarah," b. April 28, 1729 ; d. single Oct. 

18, 1806. 2. Daniel, b. Dec. 12, 1730; d. May 15, 1746. 3. Samuel, 

b. Dec. 19, 1732; d. Aug. 14, 1807. 4. Eber, b. Feb. 12, 1734; d. 

single July 10, 1804. 5. Jared, b. June 15, 1737 ; d. May 23, 1802 ; 

m. Elizabeth Collins, dau. of Oliver of Guilford, June 25, 1786; 

she died Oct. 18, 1838. 6. Silas, b. July 25, 1739 ; d. May 19, 1828 ; 

m. 1st, Abigail Linsley, dau. of Dan of Branford, June 6, 1768; 

she d. Feb. 24, 1811, aged 68; 2d, Lois, widow Samuel Plant, Dec. 

16,1811; she d. Feb, 22, 1827, aged 78. 7. Nathan, b. Julv 5, 1741 ; 

d. Oct. 31, 1821; m. Rachel, dau. Joseph Chittenden, May 8, 1794; 

she d. Feb. 4, 1815. They had no children. 8. Ann, b. Aug. 29, 

1743; m. Philip Mann, April 11, 1764. 9. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 

1745; m. Kufus Graves, Nov. 7, 1773. 10. Daniel, b. June 18, 

1748; d. Dec. 11, 1754. 11. Infant, b. Sept. 1753; d. Sept. 20, 


li. Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1697 ; d. May 14, 1748; m. SamuelBuel, Jan. 

26, 1737; he d. at Killingworth Nov. 8, 1750. 
iii. Ebenezer, b. June 12, 1700; d. Feb. 11, 1776; lived in North Guil- 
ford and m. Nov. 3, 1725, Esther Crattenden, who d. April 24, 1778. 
Their children were: 1. Nathaniel, 5 b. Aug. 12, 1726, resided in 
Litchfield in 1784. 2. Ebenezer, b. April 29, 1728, lived in Litch- 
ileld South Farms. 3. Stephen, b. Feb. 14, 1731, lived at Navesink, 
N. Y., m. Feb. 17, 1761, widow Hannah Camp of Durham. 4. 
Timothy, b. Dec. 15, 1732; d. Nov. 27, 1807; lived in North Guil- 
ford and m. 1st, Rachel Fowler, Dec. 1, 1764; she d. July 9, 1784; 
2d, Desire, widow John Stewens, Jan. 12, 1785; she d. Aug. 13, 
1824, having married as third husband Deacon Joel Rose. 5. Bela, 
b. Oct. 19, 1734; d. Nov. 13, 1753. 6. Josiah, b. July 1, 1736, lived 
in Goshen, Conn. 7. Lot, b. Jan. 17, 1739; d. Sept. 4, 1814; m. 
1st, Catharine Lyman of Middletown, Oct. 11, 1764 ; she d. July 2, 
1799; 2d, Anna Talcott of Durham, Jan. 13, 1800; she d. Oct. 24, 
1804; 3d, Elizabeth, widow of his cousin, Jared Benton, Oct. 2, 
1805; she d. Oct. 18, 1838. He had no children. In the early part 
of his life he lived in North Guilford, but the last portion of his 
life was spent in Guilfoid on the Green, where the First or North 
Congregational Church now stands. The well of his house still 
exists in the church cellar. His house was removed when the 
church was built, and still stands near the Sluice on WhiUleld St. 
Having no children, he adopted the famous Lyman Beeeher, a 
nephew of his llrst wife, brought him up and had him educated 
for the ministry. 8. Ruth, b. Feb. 2, 1742; d. April 10, 1813; m. 
June 1, 1767, James Thompson of Goshen, who d. Nov. 8, 1817, 
aged 76. 9. Jiachel, b. Jan. 26, 1743; m. James Coe of Granville, 
Jan. 21, 1767. 
tv. Abigail, 4 b. Dec. 20, 1702 ; d. April 27, 1785 ; m. Ebenezer Crutten- 

den, March 10, 1740. He d. March 18, 1748. 
v. Caleb, b. July 25, 1706; d. Nov. 27, 1782; lived in Guilford and m. 
1st, Sept. 28, 1740, Sarah Stone, who d. Feb. 17, 1746. Their 
children were: 1. Caleb, 6 b. April 17, 1742, removed to Amenia, 
N. Y., 1794, and d. Dec. 25, 1831 ; he m. Sarah Bishop, Jan. 29, 
1767, who d. April 16, 1825. 2. ridneas, b. Aug. 30, 1744 ; d. Sept. 
9, 1744. 3. lieriah, b. Feb. 1, 1746; d. Feb. 2, 1746. He m. 2d, 
Thankful Chittenden, Oct. 13, 1751 ; she d. Jan. 2, 1757. Their 



178 Edward Benton and his Descendants. [April, 

children were : 4. Linus, b. Aug. 28, 1752; d. Sept. 16, 1752. 5. 
Thankful, b. July 12, 1755 ; d. Dec. 29, 1755. Hera. 3d, Lucy Hall, 
Dec. 1, 17G0, by whom he had no children. 
vl. Rhuiccca, b. -J ; d. single Feb. 17, 1704. 

8. James 8 Benton {Andrew' 1 , Edward 1 ), of Guilford, was a weaver and 

had a list of £92 15. in 1716. He m. Hannah, dau. of John Bush- 
nell of Seybrook, Aug. 2, 1694. She d. Sept. 22, 1756. 
Their children were : 

i. Hannah, 4 b. April 22, 1695; d. Aug. 23, 1740; m. Samuel Dodd of 
I Guilford, Aug. 31, 1737; he d. May 24, 1757. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1G97 ; d. Dec. 22, 17G3. 

iii. James, b. 1700; d. Aug. 30, 1785 ; lived in Guilford, and m. Ex- 
perience, dau. of Edward Stocker of Lyme, March 11, 1719. Their 
children were : 1. James,* b. Jan. 1, 1720; d. June 22, 1810; m. 
1st, Sept. 10, 1739, Margaret Naughty, who d. May 28, 17G3 ; 2d, 

Abigail , who d. April 4, 1817. 2. Mary, b. Sept. 25, 1722. 

3. Lucy, b. Oct. 14, 1724; d. July 13, 179G; m. Isaac Cruttenden of 
Litchfield and Bethlehem, Jan. 25, 1743. 4. Submit, b. April 26, 
1729; m. David Norton, March 12, 1752. 5. Thankful, b. Sept. 
30, 1732; in. Nathaniel Spinning, March 1, 1752. G. Elian, b. July 
6, 1735 ; m. Hannah Evarts, July 12, 1758 ; she d. Dec. 9, 1759. 7. 
David, in. and had children. 8. Beza. 9. Iluldah d. single. 10. 
Edward, b. April 12, 1740, lived in Albany, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 1794; m. 
1st, May 28, 1758, Leah Leete; 2d, Mary Washburne, who d. in 
New York in 1825. 

iv. Sarah, b. ; d. single Jan. 17, 17G7. 

v. Thankful, b ; d. single 1733. 

vi. Joseph, b. ; d. Sept. 17, 1752; lived in North Guilford ; m. 

Esther Bishop, Nov. 27, 1729 ; she d. Sept. 29, 1752. Their child- 
ren were: 1. Esther, b. Dec. 1, 1730; d. March 13, 1773; m. 
rhinehas Fowler of North Guilford, May 13, 1753. He d. Aug. 13, 
1802. 2. Eliakim, b. March 31, 1732; d. Dec. 10, 1755. 3. Elihu, 
b. 1734; d. Feb. 9, 1798; lived in North Guilford and m. Sarah, 
dau. of Thomas Lyman of Durham ; she d. Aug. 22, 1796, aged 55. 

vii. Jedidiah, b. ; m. Jerusha Long of Coventry, Oct. 19, 1738. 

They had one child : 1. fielah, b. Jan. 23, 1740. * 

9. John 8 Benton (Andrew, 2 Edward 1 ) was a weaver, and had a list in 
171 6 of £50 6. He m. Mary, dau. of Samuel and Sarah Eggleston 
of Middletown, June 10, 1703. She afterwards m. Joshua Leete, 
March 0, 1723, and d. April, 1742, aged GO. 

The children of John and Mary (Eggleston) Benton were : 

i. Experience, 4 b. June 15, 170G. 

ii. John, b. Aug. 22, 1709, lived in Guilford and West Stockbridge, 
Mass.; m. 1st, Abigail Lee, Dec. 15, 1730; she d. Oct. 8, 1733. 
Their child was : 1. John, b b. Sept. 15, 1732; m. Tamarand lived 
in West Stockbridge. He m. 2d, Abigail Eggleston, Jan. 10, 
1734-5, by whom he had the following children: 2. Abigail, b. 
March 12, 1735. 3. Samuel, b. Jan. 5, 1738. 4. Miles, b. June 
23, 1747 : d. Aug. 27, 1747. 5. Mary, b. Nov. 13, 1749 ; d. June 23, 
1750. 6. Mary, m. Thalmeno Bishop, May 15, 1777. 

iii. Andrew, b, June 2, 1712; d. April 4, 1732. 

10. Jaijez 8 Benton (Andrew," 1 Edward 1 ), of Guilford, m. Hannah, dau. of 
Sergeant Joseph Stone, Nov. 14, 1726. She d. March 17, 1773, 
aged 71. His list was £63 14. in 1716. 
Their children were : 

i. Mercy, 4 b. Jan. 9, 1728; d. single Feb. 5, 1778, insane, 
ii. Hannah, b. Oct. 29, 1729; in. James Scott, May 7, 1752, and went 
to Whitestown, N. Y. 




1900.] Seal of the County of Dukes. 179 

111. Andhicw, b. March 21, 17JJ2; d. May 4, 1747. 

iv. Ann, b. Aug. 20, 1734; d. young. 

v. Noah, b. Aug. 12, 1736; d. Aug. 29, 1805; lived in North Bristol 
(now North Madison), was deacon in the church there and ra. 
Kuth, dau.'of Azariah Dickinson of iladdam, July 21, 17G2. Their 
children were: 1. Noah, b b. Oct. 10, 1703; d. Oct. 17, 1847; m. 
Oct. 31, 1790, Phebe, dau. of James Davis of Long Island. Shed. 
April 25, 1855, aged 88. lie lived in North Madison and was 
deacon of the church there. 2. Ruth, b. June 10, 17G7; d. Feb. 5, 
1833; m. Nathan Kedfleld of Guilford, Oct. 29, 1789. He d. Nov. 
22, 1839, aged 70. 3. Lois, b. April 10, 1770; d. Oct. 20, 1823; m. 
Sept. 28, 1789, Koswell Dudley. He d. April 4, 1820. 4. John, b. 
March 2, 1775; d. Dec. 25, 1775. 5. John, b. July 29, 1777; m. 
Pollysena Upson of Bristol and removed to Farmington, Ohio. 

vi. Seth, b. Aug. 7, 1739; d. Dec. 2, 1822. He lived in Guilford, and 
was insane and impoverished in his later years. He had no 
children. He m. 1st, Thankful, dau. of Isaac Johnson, Sept. 13, 
1773. She d. April 9, 1797 ; 2d, Lucy, dau. of Nehemiah Griswold. 
She d. June 20, 1824, aged 70. 

vii. Jabez, b. July 12, 1743; d. Feb. 8, 1829; lived in Guilford, and m. 
Mary Bartholomew of Tornngton, Sept. 30, 1705. Shed. Aug. 22, 
1821. He lived in the old homestead on Crooked Lane. Their 
children were: 1. Abraham,* b. Feb. 28, 1767; d. Feb. 16, 1807; 
m. July 24, 1791, Sarah Kirby, dau. of Daniel of Middletowu. She 
d. Sept. 21, 1808. 2. Amos, b. April 23, 1768; d. April 20, 1800; 
m. Sarah Bushnell of Saybrook, July 1, 1792. She d. April 12, 
1854, aged 87. 3. Ambrose, b. Dec. 13, 1709; d. March 1, 1847; 
m. 1st, Mary Evarts, Oct. 3, 1790, who d. Dec. 10, 1829; 2d, 
Patience, widow of James Vail, April 14, 1834. She d. March 
1809. 4. Andrew, b. Nov. 15, 1771 ; d. Jan. 18, 1800. 5. Abner, b. 
Oct. 18, 1770; d. March 14, 1804; m. 1801 Kuth, dau. of Capt. 
Samuel Lee. She d. March 9, 1854. 6. Joy, b. March 2, 1779 ; d. 
April 2, 1827; m. Cleodalinda Evarts. 7. Iri, b. Aug. 15, 1782; d. 
Jau. 18, 1784. 


By Charles Edwakd Banks, Surgeon U. S. M. II. S., Vineyard Haven, Mass. 

In the REGISTER, volume xxxvii., o-l9, appears an article by Abner C. 
Goodell, Esq., with the title " Provincial Seals in Massachusetts," repre- 
senting the result of the researches of this gentleman respecting the use of 
official seals in the various counties of the Commonwealth. In discussing 
the seals of the county of Dukes County, he uses the following language : 
" In Dukes County I iind occasionally used as a seal of the Probate Court 
an intricate monogram, the faint and imperfect impressions of which I have 
been unable to decipher. In 1715 the initials 15. S. occur, being evidently 
those of Benjamin Skiil'e, who was then Judge of Probate. Later I find a 
mitre sometimes used, and sometimes two keys crossed saltierwise among 
the miscellaneous devices appearing upon the papers of the Probate Court ; 
but no evidence that a seal was specially adopted in any of the courts." In 
a note he suggests that the monogram referred to was a double scroll repre- 
senting the initials J. A., which were the initials of Jabez Athearn, for a 
long time clerk of the courts. 

I believe I have discovered the correct official seal of the County of Dukes 
County as originally adopted a few years after the settlement of the island 
of Martha's Vineyard. In Edgartown records under date of January 22, 

180 Alden Genealogy. [April, 

1 655, appears the following entry : " The common scale of this place shall 
be a bunch of grapes." Edgartown, since the settlement of the island in 
1641, has been the county seat, the home of the celebrated Governor 
Thomas Mayhew, and the early records of the town are in effect the official 
records of the settlement there existing, as no other town was incorporated 
on the island until 1671. The entry above quoted respecting the seal un- 
doubtedly applied to the entire island, the u bunch of grapes " being an 
allusion to the name of Martha's Vineyard, and not to Great Harbor, which 
was the earliest name of Edgartown. Edgartown did not receive its name 
until 1671, sixteen years after the adoption of the vote respecting the seal. 
While on duty in Washington I had an opportunity of consulting a large 
volume of manuscripts in the custody of the Congressional Library relating 
to legal matters upon the Vineyard in the eighteenth century. These 
manuscripts, for purposes of reference in my work in preparing the history 
of Martha's Vineyard, I have designated as u Athearn Mss.," because they 
are undoubtedly the original drafts of legal documents and other kindred 
papers prepared by James and Jabez Athearn in their official capacities as 
justices of the peace and clerk of the courts on Martha's Vineyard, begin- 
ning about 1720 and covering a period of about twenty-five years. Many of 
these documents are originals, having signatures and seals, and upon a 
number of these documents issued by Jabez Athearn as clerk I found a 
curious seal, a representation of which is herewith given. 
1 took a number of rubbings from them, which were 
not entirely successful, to show the design, but with 
the aid of a glass I copied the design. An examina- 
tion of the seal, as shown by the engraving herewith, 
satisfied me that it was a rude cutting of the seal adopt- 
ed in 1655 — "A bunch of grapes." The earliest re- 
presentation 1 find of this seal in the Athearn Mss. is 
1722, and from this I have made the drawing. I should 
be very glad to have any criticisms, respecting the suggestion I have here 
made, as to the correctness of my views. 


liy IV1 rs. Charles L. Aldkn, of Troy, N. Y. 

[Continued from vol. 52, page 440.] 
10. David 2 Alden (John 1 ). Born in Duxbury, 1646. Presumably 
the youngest child of John and Priscilla. We find no date of marriage, 
but the same record occurs in widely separated families of descendants, viz. 
1C70, and from the birth of the children it is certainly not later and may 
be earlier. He died in 1719. We find no will, and only a partial inven- 
tory of his estate. As shown by deeds of gift of land, he gave to some of 
his children their portion before his death, and it is reasonable to suppose 
he gave to all; but some failed to have them recorded. We only find 
deeds of gift to four of his children — though we know he had more — to 
Alice, wife of Judah Paddock ; to Priscilla Cheeseborough, wife of Samuel, 
and to his two sons, Benjamin and Samuel. He gives to Benjamin Alden 
land in Duxburough and Pembroke. (Plymouth Registry of Deeds, vol. 
12, page 147.) To Samuel Alden, seaman, from David Alden, husband- 
man, for natural love and affection, land in Middleborough, Rooty Brook, 
" land given me by my honored father, John Alden, late of Duxbury, under 

1900.] Alden Genealogy. 181 

n deed, dated 8 July, 1G74." This deed to Samuel is dated 13 March, 
1717-18, recorded 25 March, 1717-8. Then again, David Alden to Ben- 
jamin Alden, for natural love and affection, land in Pembroke, only lie 
was " not to have the disposal till after my (David's) decease, or the decease 
of my wife." Dated 28 March, 1718. Hook H, page 55. Plymouth 
Registry of Denis. Justin >Yinsor, in his History of Duxbury, page 214, 
says; "David Alden was much employed in the public business of the 
toWU, Ofte of its selectmen, its deputy and likewise an assistant in the Gov- 
ernment lie was a prominent member of the church, said to be one of its 
deacon*, and a man of the highest respectability." lie also added, that in 
11)70 ho was constable, and in 1 701 treasurer of Duxbury. I have been 
impressed with one fact in regard to this family ; they scattered far and 
ifitltt, We Hud them in Billerica, Mass., in Stonington and New London, 
Conn,, Yarmouth and Rochester, Mass., and perhaps in Weymouth and 
Abingtou. It is |K>8siblo the mother's family may have influenced her chil- 
dren, for Mary (Southworth) Alden had a sister in Eastham, Mary Free- 
man, a brother William and sister Priscilla (Southworth) [Talbot] Irish, and 
another sister Alice, wife of Col. Benjamin Church, in Little Compton. 
Another fact comes to light in the descendants of David alone ; for three 
generations we find the name Alice — no doubt from the illustrious 
great grandmother, Alice Bradford. David Alden married Mary South- 
worth, daughter of Constant Southworth and Elizabeth 2 Collier (William), 
liis wife. I think she was born about 1G50. She was alive March 13, 1718, 
but I think died before Feb. 17, 1719. At that time Col. Benjamin Church 
4t went on a visit of condolence to the only surviving sister " of his wife, 
Priseilla (Southworth) [Talbot] Irish, wife of John Irish, who lived in Little 
Compton, near the Tiverton line. She had lost her only daughter, Han- 
nah Talbot. Returning from that visit, his horse stumbled and fell, and 
caused his death. I will give the children of David and Mary Alden as it 
•seems to me best, from their age at death, giving the reasons, as we come 
to their families in their order. 

" David Alden lived in Duxbury, about two miles from his father's house. 
The spot is marked on the map of Duxbury by a small house, with the 
name of Mrs. Soule. Mrs. Soule was daughter of Samuel, son of David. 
It was torn down in 1820." 

Children, all probably born in Duxbury: 

Hknky' Alden, bora about 16711 
Kuth Alden, " " 1674. 

Elisabeth Alden, born about 1(177. 
1'uisciLLA Alden, " *' 1679. 
Benjamin Alden. 
Alice Alden, born about 1685. 
Samuel Alden, bora about 1G89. 

Possibly Mercy married John Burrill, Sarah married Joseph Crossman, 
and Mary married Samuel Allen, referred to under Joseph' 2 Alden's family. 

Capt 8 . JonN Alden (John 2 , John 1 ). " Born in Boston 12 March, 1662- 
3, a mariner; died in Boston 1 Feb., 1720-30, ie 67. Grave stone, Chapel 
Burying Ground. He left a will, of which widow Susannah and son Natha- 
niel were executors. lie married in 1684, Elizabeth Phelps, Senior. 
Records of Old Norfolk. She died 1 Feb., 1719, aj 50. Grave Stone." 
So far, I have copied from Alden Memorial. I have tried to find more of 
Elizabeth Phelps, the mother of his children, but have not been successful. 
He married Susanna Winslow, 22 Nov., 1722. The N. E. Register, 1877, 














!J vil 

182 Notes from Coventry. [April, 

page 330, shows her parentage. Her father was Edward Winslow, son of 
.John and Mary (Chilton) Winslow, and her mother, P^lizabeth Hutchinson, 
was granddaughter of Captain Edward Hutchinson. Capt. John 8 Alden 
was with his father on his voyages, and taken prisoner at the same time. 
We hear of him after his father's death, as serving honorably, and it seems a 
pity that from such fine stock, there should be so few descendants at the 
present time, and none in the name. 
Children, born in Boston : 

*Elizabetu 3 Alden, b. 7 Nov., 1687. 

36. Hannah Alden, b. 20 Nov., 1G88. 

37. John Alden, b. 20 Sept., 1690. 

Mary Alden, b. 15 Dec, 1691; died before 1729, without issue. 
Catherine Alden, b. 19 Aug., 1697; d. 31 Oct., 1702. 
Gillain Alden, lb. 7 July, 1699. Gillain Alden died 25 Dec. 1726, 
fANN Alden, j in 28th year of his age. 

38. Nathaniel Alden, b. 6 July, 1700. 

Thomas Alden, b. 13 Aug., 1701, died same day. 
Catherine Alden, born 17 Sept., 1701; died young. 

39. Thomas Alden, born 1 March, 1707. 

William Alden, b. 9 May, 1710; died 27 Dec, 1714. 
[To be continued.] 


By Walter Kendall Watkins, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

In the Introduction of the edition of Sewall's Diary, printed in 1878, the 
editors gave an account of the Sewall Family, embodying results obtained 
by Col. Chester, and referring to Henry and AVilliam Sewall, Mayors of 
Coventry, in 1589, 1G0G and 1017, placing them as the probable found- 
ers of their race. They also refer to a family named Seawale, one of 
whom was sheriff of Essex and Herts, IV Richard II (1381). 

Having examined the records m the muniment room at Coventry, for 
John Pickering of Salem and his family, who were in'Coventry during the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and knowing it to have been the home 
of the Sewalls, I was on the lookout for any early references to that name, 
and I give the following as of possible interest to many readers. 

xxv Edward III. (1352). Gift in fee-farm for ever, of a piece of 
land lying in the lane of the Friars Minors of Coventre, at a yearly rent of 
two silver pence, by Nicholas Percy the Mayor, and the bailiffs of Coven- 
tre to Sewall de Bulkynton of Coventre, AVilliam Luff senior of Coventre 
and ^Nicholas de Daddesley chaplain, their heirs and assigns. 

Two years earlier a seisin of a messuage in Earl's Street Coventre was 
delivered to the same persons. 

Bulkington is about four miles from the city of Coventry. Six miles 
southeast of Strati'ord-on-Avon is Ettington, where the church was built 
and endowed, about the time of the Norman conquest, by the Anglo-Saxon 
Sasualo, whose son was Sew r allus de Etendon, a knight, and whose reputed 
descendant, Sewallis Evelyn Shirley, Esq., is lord of the manor of Etting- 
ton. From Sewallus, those of the name of the Coventry family of Sewall 
were most likely descended. 

* Elizabeth Alden died without heirs, before 1736. She did not marry John Ho- 
Ihans according to Alden Memorial. For fall particulars, see article by C. II. Wight, 
Hegisteii, 51, page 70. 

f Anna Alden died before 1711. Probably unmarried. Alden Memorial says mar- 
ried Dr. Henry Burchstead of Lynn, but she was a widow, Anna (Braine) Alden. 

1900.] Diawj of Capt. Asa Foster. 183 




Communicated by Hon. Autuik B. Caxef, of Middletown, Conn.'iti>AY the 10th of Juno, 1 7/>8, I set out from Northampton with 
Col. Nichols, Mr. Morrill and Capt. Goodin and others to go by way of 
Wcstiield tor Albany and arrived by night at Glasgo and lodged at Mr. 
Knoes. Sabbath day, 1 1, set out and rode through the noted Green Woods 
and some part of the day proved rainy and the way being wet before tho 
rain it was exceeding bad travelling but by dilligence we arrived at Shef- 
field that night, 

Monday, 12, we rode to Centerbrook and Tuesday, 13, to Greenbush and 
after dining at Col. Uenfloys went over to Albany where I met with some 
officers our regiment and several soldiers of my own Company, among 
whom was my son Daniel Foster, and the same day went up to the flats 
where 1 found the rest of my Company and lodged there that night. 

Wednesday, 14, we were ordered to parade in order to march, and after 
parading the Company and ordering the Lieutenant to march my Company 
I went directly back to Greenbush with Col. Nichols to take care of my 
things that I left there, where I lodged that night and the next day, being 
the 15, went over to Albany to dispatch necessary business, and did not join 
my Company till 1 arrived at Fort Miller on Sunday, being the 18th, 
but came up with Col. Nichols and Mr. Morrill on Saturday. When I 
arrived at the place called Fort Miller I found six Companies of Col." 
Niehol's Regiment stationed there for some time in order to rebuild the 

li) Nothing remarkable. 

20. This evening a gun being accidentally fired wounded John Miller of 
my Company but hope not mortally. 

21. I went to Fort Edward to escort some wagons loaded with arms. I 
had about fifty men in my party and we arrived at the encampment about 12 
o'clock and 1 dined with Cols. Nichols and Commins and returned to my 
former station. 

22. Nothing remarkable. 
2,h Do. 

27. This day was something remarkable for the number of ox teams that 
came forward from the Lake. By the best account there were about a 
thousand oxen that had been employed in carrying provision to supply the 
army and are now going down below to recruit the oxen there. 

28. Our people guarding the supplies on the east side of the river said 
they discovered two Indians and tired at them upon which I and some 
other officers went over to their assistance but discovered no Indians, though 
I thought I discovered some signs of them up some way in the woods. This 

*This diary was given to Hon. Arthur B. Culof by Col. Asa Foster of Canterbury, 
N. II., a grandson of Capt. Foster, tho diarist, and was transmitted by tho hands of 
Deacon Asa Faster, tho lather of Col. AHa Foster, who was the maternal grandfather 
of Mrs. Arthur 15. Calef. — En. 
VOL. LIV. 13 

184 Diary of C apt. Asa Foster. [April, 

day I was ordered to detach ten men from my Company to be left at this 
garrison and the rest to hold themselves in readiness to march to the Lake, 
and Lieut. Walker was also ordered to tarry at this place. 

2 ( .). Nothing remarkable. 

.30. This day Mj. Gage with the troops under his command, except the 
detachment, marched for Fort Edward, and where we lodged that night. 

July 1. We marched to the half way brook jand found Col. Nichols with 
a part of his regiment posted there. They had about half an acre of land 
picketed in. We continued there all night. 

2. This forenoon Mr. Morril preached to the regiment, in the after- 
noon we were ordered to march to the Lake, viz. part of six companies, and 
we expected to go off to Ticonderoga directly we arrived at the advanced 
guard at the Lake hi the evening. J should have mentioned that Col. Com- 
mins marched with this command, together with the Major and six captains 
of the regiment, being one myself. 

3. We marched into the camp at the Lake and found a very large en- 
campment, and after Col. Cummins had been to the General he came and 
informed us that wo are to he stationed at this place, which was very dis- 
agreo;ible to the most of us. Alter some time 1 went down to the Lake to 
see the preparations that were made to attack the enemy, which was truly 
wonderful. We pitched what tents we had at the Easterly side of the 
camp and made ourselves as comfortable as we could. 1 cannot express the 
warlike preparations which I saw at the Lake of all sorts and chiefly im- 
barked on board the bateaux, and it is expected that the forces will march 
in a little time. We pitched our tents, the few we had, and built some huts 
and made ourselves as comfortable as we could. 

4. This day was spent in preparing for the embarcation of the troops. 

5. The troops were ordered to be ready for embarcation tomorrow morn- 
ing very early. 

• G. This day early in the morning about 1(500 or 1800 men embarked on 
board the bateaux and whale boats an*l set off for the French at the Nar- 
rows or Fort Carolong with a good Artillery and thirty days provisions on 
board, which made a line appearance, 1G0 bateaux being loaded with ordi- 
nance stores and Artillery. After the fleet rowed off 1 was ordered into 
the place where the old fort stood. 

6. Nothing remarkable. 

7. We heard Gape Breton was invested and the batteries reduced. 

8. 1«")0 prisoners sent up, taken at the advanced guard at Ticonderoga 
and 121- were brought into our stockade and guarded all night. 

0. Sabbath day. We this morning heard from the Army at the Narrows 
endeavoring to force the French entrenchments met with considerable loss 
to the number of 1500 killed and wounded, chiefly regulars, and before 
night to our astonishment we saw the fleet coming back. 

10. Nothing worth writing. 

11. Ditto. 

12. Ditto. 

18. We moved from the encampment to the West side of the brook. 

14. Being ordered yesterday to be ready to march to half way brook 
and join Col. Nichols we marched about 12 o'clock and as 1 was on the 
march met Dr. Noyse who gave me the sorrowful news of the death of my 
wife. When we arrived at the stockade at half way Brook we found Capt. 
Fay had a son laid dead and was buried in the evening. 

15. One W right of Wilmington died. 




Diary of Cttpt. Asa Foster. 



Sabbath 16. Mr. Morril preached from Psalms 37 and 7th verso. 
Monday 17. Nothing remarkable. 

Tuesday 1M, binart thunder and — lightening. Ephraim Kendal of Wo- 
bum died. 

11). Nothing remarkable. 

20. Marly in the morning some of our people heard the report of guns, 
and Capt.i. .lame.* Dakina and Lawrence ran and a party of otliers ran out 
after thetu ami souii met a man that was come from the party that had been 
lired on and the party going in home hurry the Captain above mentioned 
being forward, were tired on and having but few men up there were all 
killed and those [who] were following soon retreated and the Enemy pursued 
them and killed a number of others among whom was my ensign, Davill. 
I met the part) on r he retreat and endeavored to stop them, but found it 
itnjKH>ible. .The enemy pursued them in sight of the Fort. Ensign 
Davill was brought in without scalping. The others were mangled in a 
dreadful manner. I was sent out soon after witli a party to bring in the 
d»ad bodies *uid found twelve, besides two that were brought in before, one 
of which was Abraham Harden of Pembrook belonging to my Company. 

21. This day Maj. Gage went to the place the people were first fired on 
imd found four dead bodies and found the place where the enemy encamped 
the night before ami by the appearance of things there it's thought the 
enemy were six or seven hundred strong, at least they found some pork 
and blankets of the enemy and where they had left provisions in consider- 
able quantities, 

22. This day we went to strengthening our breastworks and about noon 
Col. Kuggles regiment came down from the Lake, going to take post at the 
fort below Fort Edward. This day Lieut. Walker with Corporal Abel and 
two privates arrived here from Fort Miller. 

2.1. This day I was taken poorly. 

21. Remain poorly. Took a vomit. 

2"). A little better. 

it'll. This day our regiment being gone to the Lake, yesterday, except 
the siek, I Ufa's put into a covered wagon and was brought to Fort Edward, 
put into a hut on the Island and had a poor night. 

27. Remain feeble, but just walked out a little. 

28. A party was sent to escort a number of teams and wagons, the whole 
party e< insisting of about 7-00 persons and as many oxen with a large quan- 
tity of stores, going from this place to half way brook and the Lake. They 
were lired on by a large party of the enemy and the stores seized by the 
enemy and the party chielly destroyed. We find by certain accounts 
taken that there was 101 oxen killed, the exact number of persons killed is 
not yet known, about iJO bodies: one is an ollicer of the Highlanders: one 
died soon after he got in being melted with running and a sergeant suffered 
the same fate being also one of the Highlanders. 

21). Nothing remarkable. I got over the river this day, which proved 
almost too hard for me. 

o"0. I was able to walk out a little in the forenoon, and iu the afternoon 
was very poorly. Nothing further remarkable. 

31. I am something better, able to walk out considerable. In the after- 
noon was invited into Capt. Sheppard's house and drank brandy punch 
with him. In the evening Col. Comming, Mr. Morril and some other gen- 
tlemen came to visit me, for which I gave them my thanks. 

August 1. Nothing remarkable. 

186 Diary of Capt. Asa Foster. [April, 

2. This morning the doctor of this Fort came over to the Island and told 
the sick they must, all that were able, be sent down to Albany and that it 
would be best for me to go. Accordingly the Rev. Mr. Morril, Lieut. 
Boyden and I had our things put in the cart and then found means to get 
in ourselves and were carried to Fort Miller, and we had an escort of about 
100 men till we came there, and then they returned and we had a small 
escort raised there and then the teams set off for Saratoga where we 
arrived a little before night and found Capt. Taply, who took good care of 
us, to whom I owe my thanks. 

t). We obtained a scow and the sick party which came down were put 
into it and were rowed down the river to Stillwater, where we arrived 
about B o'cloek and there was immediate application made for something, 
to carry the sick down, but nothing to be obtained but one wagon to bring 
Mr. Morril and me, into which we went and left Lieut. Boyden to take care 
of the remainder of the sick and we arrived at a house called the half way 
house, and I was so overcome with my days' work and for want of some- 
thing to take that was suitable for me that 1 could scarcely stand or go and 
so threw myself on the floor on my blanket and so lay till morning. 

A. Got into the wagon and with Mr. Morril got clown to Capt. Schuyler, 
who took us into his good care, for which I owe him and his Madam my 
unfeigned thanks, but being greatly fatigued with my coming down 1 got 
but little rest this night. 

5. Something better. 

6. Remain a little better. 

7. Nothing remarkable. 

8. I was able to walk out and felt better. Rode over to Madam Schuyler'8 
in a chair where was Col. and Col. Badcock. Drank tea and 
smoked a pipe and returned, and nothing remarkable. The afternoon rained 
and the evening proved very rainy. 

9. Mr. Blochade came here from the Lake. 

1 0. Col. Cummings came here from Fort Fdward. 

11. I rode in the chair with Capt. Schuyler to Albany. "Went to 1 lis 
son-in-law Mr. Sanders where I was handsomely treated, and we got back 
to dinner and [had] Mr. Sanders to dine with us. 

12. Wrote some letters, one to my children and one to Col. Frye. 
Sabbalh day 18. We had two sermons delivered by Mr. Morrill at Capt. 

Schuyler's and a number of the neighboring inhabitants attended and some 
from Albany. 

14. This morning was very cold for the season, preceeded by a cold 
night. Mr. Morril and Col. set out for Schenectady which is 
about sixteen miles from here. They set out about 2 o'clock. 

15. This day in the afternoon proved stormy and cold, and I having 
taken some cold had a poor night getting but little rest. 

1G. The storm continues and 1 remain poorly. Daniel is also not well. 
We hear that Louisburgh was not taken the 21 of July. Mr. Morril re- 
turned this evening with Col. from Schenectady. 

17. This day 1 walked over to Madam Schuyler's and I found that such 
a little walk was not hurtful to me. 

18. This day 1 wrote and posted a letter to my family. Daniel had a 
very ill turn today. 

11). I rode down as far towards Albany as Capt. Lanson's and there heard 
the good news of Louisburgh being surrendered to the British Troops. 
After coming to my lodging found myself something fatigued with this little 
pieco of recreation rather than toil. 

1900.] Diary of Capt. Asa Foster. 187 

Sabbath, the 20th. Mr. Morril preached to a little congregation at our 
lodgings, two sermons. Col. Golfo of New Hampshire came down and 
brought some invalides of their regiment to attend service. Col. Badcock 
of Rhode Island also half the day and a number of the inhabitants about 
this place. 

Monday 2L 1 rode out a little way. After coining home was taken 
exceeding poorly ami remained so all night. (Jot little rest. Daniel was 
also very ill. 

22. Nothing remarkable only that I remain very weak and in much 

23. This day my headache and other pain abated, though brought me ex- 
ceeding weak again and left the flesh almost oil my bones. 

24. Felt a little better. 

25. Seem to be getting better. Daniel remains very poorly. 
2G. Nothing remarkable. 

27. Received a letter from son Abiel to me and one to Daniel. 

28. Nothing remarkable. 
29-30 Ditto. 

31. Nothing remarkable. 

Sept. 2. Col. Goffe came and dined with us. 

3 <l Sabbath day, went to Capt. Van Norman's to meeting in the fore- 
noon, in the afternoon down to the Mills where Mr. Morril preached both 
A.M. and P.M. 

4. I was poorly having overdone myself going to meeting yesterday. 

5. Rode down to the Mills to see some sick of our regiment but found 
them all gone but Asa Town. 

G. Mr. Morril and Col. Commings went up to dine with Col. Goffe and 
brought some fine bass home caught in the river with a seine. 

7. Went over to Greenbush to see some sick people. 

8. Wrote some letters to send to the Lake and some to Andover. 

9. Wrote a letter to Col. Frye. Was invited to dine^with Col. Com- 
mings at Capt. Lanson's but dared not to go for fear of small pox. 

The 14 of September, set out for the Lake with Mr. Morril and arrived 
at Stillwater. Put up there. Was taken into the barracks by Lieut. 
Mow where lodged this night. 

L5. Sot out and arrived at Fort Miller before night. Lodged there 
with Capt. Adams. 

10. Set out with Mr. Morril and arrived at Fort Edward before noon, 
but there being no escort going we were detained till just night and then a 
party being come from half way Brook we went oft' with them on their re- 
turn and arrived there about ei<rht in the evening and lodged there this 
nigh t. 

17. This morning set out for the Lake early in the morning and arrived 
at the camp about 10 o'clock. 

Sept. 2o. A French deserter was brought into camp. 

Sept. 29 Two men of our regiment buried this day. Capt. Ballard 
came here and informed me that he had buried a son at Fort Edward. The 
Hangers came up to the Lake with two canoes they took from the Indians 
where they left them. The Frenchmen mentioned above informed of 

30. Four of my company w r ere returned by Dr. Monroe as unfit for fur- 
ther service here and are to go down, viz. Abijah Jngals, Thomas llaggit, 
Simon Crosby and John Robinson. 



188 Gleanings from English Archives. [April, 

October 1st, being Sabbath day, Mr. Morril preached: 27th Psalm, 1st 
and 2d verses. 

2. Samuel Abbot died this day at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. 

3. Nothing remarkable. 

A. Some of the batteaux men that have been to Cattaraca came up here 
with some of the lace coats that the French had prepared for presents for 
the Indians. 

5. A regimental court-martial was held for the trial of one Sergeant 
Laken and it is said he is acquited. General Amherst arrived here to day. 

G. Early this morning the General was observed to walk out and take a 
view of the Encampment, and at 5 o'clock in the afternoon the whole camp 
was drawn up by [the] breast work without arms and General Abererombie, 
General Amherst &c took a view of regiments as they passed round the 
whole encampment. 



Communicated by J. Henry Lea, Esq. 

As sharing with all the readers of the Registeii their deep regret at the 
interruption (let us trust that it is not cessation) of Mr. Henry F. Waters' 
invaluable contributions to the history of our early emigrant families, I ven- 
ture to oiler the following stray notes, gathered in the scant leisure intervals 
of special researches among the English archives, as supplementary to his 
work, and in the hope that some items of interest and value may be found 
amongst them. 

Will of Owen Stockton of Cliaytysham, co. Suffylk, Minister of the 
Gospel], Dated (> June lt>7i). To be buried by Extrx. without any need- 
les expenees. My wife Klianor Stockton sole Executrix. To daughter 
Sarah Stockton £500 at 21 and if she survive her mother then £500 more. 
Extrx. to lay out £500 in ffreehold land and settle same on Gonvill and 
Gains Colleges in Cambridge for Sehollarshipp as 1 shall leave directions 
for, after decease of said wife and daughter, and such books out of my 
Library as 1 have sett downe in a note. To education of Nonconformists 
Sonnes for worke of the Ministry £20. To poor members of Jesus Christ 
£5. If my said daughter depart this life before 21, then my Extrx. to 
settle £20 per Annum for ever on the College in New England for the edu- 
cating of the most hopeful person that the Master and ffellovves cann pro- 
cure for the worke of the Ministry, such person to be a Convert Jndian or 
one that will studdy the Jndian Language that hee may preach the Gospell 
among the Jndians, hee to enioye said £20 for seven years and at the end 
of euery seven years a new one to be chosen. Whereas the towne of Col- 
chester is indebted to mee £55 — of this to my brother Will: Stockton £20 
and to my Cozen Owen Stockton £10 and the remaining £25 to be divided 
between the children of my Sister Elizabeth Cole, deceased. My daughter 
Sarah to be obedient to her Mother in all things and to attire her selfe in a 
sober manner as becometh one professing Godlincs. To my brother Roger 
and .John l\ant my brother and sister Chaplain my brother and sister Mea- 
dow of llenly each a booke out of my Library. Wit :-William Bixby, 



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llio : Senior and Elizabeth Astye. Pro. at London 27 November 1680 by 
Extrx. named. P. G. C. Bath, 15G. 

Will of Richard Iloskins of provence of Pcnsilvania in America, Merch- 
ant, now resident at London. Dated 1 May, 12 W m HI, 1700. To sonn 
Anrelins Il<»kins all lands in Pcnsilvania. To four daughters Martha, 
Mercy, Mary and Anne Iloskins, A bedds and my late wife's and daughters 5 
wearing apparell and such Linnen as Exors. in Pcnsilvania shall direct. To 
.said sonn Aurelius Residuary Legatee of personal estate in Pcnsilvania. 
To friends Phillip Collins Planter and John Grove, merchant, both of Bar- 
badoes, all plantations in said Island and they Kxors. in Barbadoes in trust 
to sell same and reniitt proceeds to friends Edward Shippen and Samucll 
Carpenter at Pcnsilvania aforesaid, deducting £7 per cent for their pains 
and also £50 to Dr. Thomas Lonre my phisitian for his care and great 
expenses in my sicknessc in London. To friend Theodor Eccleston all 
goods in London and he Exor. there in trust to remit proceeds to Exors. in 
Pcnsilvania, deducting ffuneral charges etc and £5 per cent for his paines. 
My said Exors. in Pcnsilvania to pay to sonn Aurelius Iloskins £500. To 
friend David LLoyd £30 for his great care and paines in educating my said 
sonn and for his further encouragement therein. To my said Exors. 
Edward wShippen and Samucll Carpenter £10 apcice. My said four 
daughters Residuary Legatees at 21 or marriage. Wit :-John Ellis, Charles 
Owen and John Booker. Pro. at London 20 March 1700 by Theodor 
Eccleston an Exor., power reserved to other 4 Exors. 

P. C. C. Dyer, 38. 

Admon. of Hugh Mason. Commission issued 1G May 1702 to Benjamin 
Franklin, attorney for John and Joseph Mason, sons of Hugh Mason late 
of Watertowne in New England, deceased, to administer during absence 
and for use of said sons. P. C. C. Act Look. 

Admon. of Hester Mason. Commission issued 1G May 1702 to Benja- 
min Erankliu, attorney for John and Joseph Mason, sons of Hester Mason, 
widow, late of Water Towne in New England, deceased, to administer etc. 
(os above.) P. C. C. Act Book. 

Hugh Mason of AVatertown, tanner, came in 1634 from Ipswich, co. Suffolk, 
aged 28, with wife Esther, aged 22. Re died in 1678 and kis wife Esther in 
1692. These administrations, taken oat in England ten years after the decease 
of the longest liver, probably show the recovery of some property left by a re- 
lative there. 

Will of John Davy of Maydstone, co. Kent, gent., in perfect sense. Dated 
29 May 1G48. To be buried in Maydstone Church neere wife and mo- 
nument to be set up. Wife's former husband (not named). Daughters 
Mary Wall and Elizabeth Andrewes Executrixes and Residuary Legatees. 
Eldest brother Simon Davy (deed.) his sons Robert; John, Edmond and 
Richard. The sons of Simon Davy (deed.) son of said brother Simon. 
Second brother Henry Davy (deed.) his only son Henry and daughter Mrs. 
Elizabeth Barnard. Sons in law Mr. John Wall and Mr. Nathaniell 
Andrewes. Sister in law Mrs. Katherine Anguish, formerly wife of elder 
brother Mr. Simon Davy and her children by said brother, i.e. Robert, 
eldest son of his father, and Simon, second son deed., his children, and John, 
third son if he be liveing in Virginia, and Edmond, fourth son, and Richard, 
fifth and youngest son, and his eldest daughter Elizabeth Bussey, and 
Katherine Gosline, second daughter, and Mary Muggy, third daughter, 
and Susan Swanson, fourth and youngest daughter. Mother in law Mary 




190 Gleanings from English Archives. [April, 

Bankes. Brothers Calbb Baticks, John Bankes and Thomas Head and their 
wives. Sister Andrewes' sister Grilsie. Sister Lydia Baucks. Sister 
Waekes. Sisters Caleb Bankes and John Bankes {sic. perhaps " wives of" 
was intended?) Aunt Ihsher. Cosin Poddy. Mentions Apothecary Wares 
and Drugs. Wit :-Robert Vsburne, Edward Tatum, Elizabeth Broakes 
and Elizabeth Carter. Pro. at London 19 June 1G49.* 

P. C. C. Fairfax, 85. 

Will of Hughe Leayes, Cittizen and Leatherseller of London. Dated 9 
December 1609. Vnto a preacher at my huriall Gs. 8d. Amongst fower of 
the Children of Richard Rewmes of Morton Pinkentone, co. Northampton, 
20 Nobles at 21 or marriage. Vnto Samuell Bachelor 30s. To John sonne 
of Richard Varley oOs. To Hughe Cruckedale of Yorke Minster £4. 
Amonge the children of John Leas of the parrishe of Whiterigg, co. 
Cumberland, £10 at 21 or marriage. To John Cruckdall reputed to be at 
Virginia beyond the Seas £10 soe soone as he shall retorne. Amonge the 
poore of the parishe of Sainte Brides where J dwell £5. My wife Jane 
Residuary Legatee and Extrx. vppon condition that yf she doe not enter 
into bonde of CC n vnto my frendes Henrie Tanner and Richard Var- 
ley ifec., then said Henrie Tanner and Richard Varley Exors. Wit :-Rich- 
ard Ilaydon mark, John White, John Burrowes mark, Suzane Cluney and 
Richard Alee Scr. Pro. 1G December 1G09 — " emanavit coinissio Richo 
Darnell et Henrico Partridge guardianis Ecclie j)ochialis see Brigitte in 
ffletestrete London eo q,ct Jana retca et ex ICS renunciaverunt." In margin 
of Probate Act Book — kt obligaco retrad' et nova interpoita 19 Octob' 1611 
(sd.) Jo: Benet." {But there is no entry in either Act Book in October 1611.) 

P. C. C. Dorset, 120. 

Admon. of Samuell Fry. Commission issued 12 March 1G55-G to Ann 
Fry widow, mother of Samuel ffry late in Virginia in: ye parts beyond the 
seas, Batchelor, deceased intestate, to administer etc. 

P. C. C. Act Book, folio 55. 

Admon. of John Deward. Commission issued 2G June 1G8G to Raphael 
Whistler, Principal Creditor of John Deward late of St. Michael Crooked 
Lane, but at Quilto in Virginia {sic), Bachelor, deceased intestate etc. 

{JDewar in margin.) P. C. C. Act Book, folio 98. 

Will of Joseph Swett late of Boston in New England. Dated 20 August 
1(589, 1 Win. and Mary. Constitute my friend John Gill of Wapping, co. 
Middx., waterman, my lawfull Attorney to collect all debts, wages, rents, 
salary, pensions &c, pursuant to their Majesties Declaracon of 23 May last 
past, and in case of death the said John Gill sole Exor. Wit :-Thomas 
Woodman, Jeremiah Foreman, signed and sealed G September 1G89 in 
presence of Sam: Wills, Jr., at Wapping new stairs. 1*1-0. at London 21 
January i(>95 by Exor. P. C. C. Bond, 1-18. 

Will of John Gorges of the Parish of St. Margaretts Westminster, co. 
Middx., Esquire. Dated 5 March 1656. Vnto the poore of the Parish 
aforesaid £5. Vnto my sonne iferdinando my ifreehold Lande and Leases 
in co. Devon ; J tern my lands in White church ah Haselrig, co. Somersett. 
Jtem my Lease in Gloucestershire after his Mothers decease she having her 
ioynture in it. Vnto my Wife Mistris Mary Gorges £100. Vnto the said 
il'erdinando aboue what J haue allotted for his marriage portion All other 

* I i^n\o this will to my esteemed friend Mr. Waters, severul yeura ainee, but I bcliovo 
he hua never printed it. 



1900.] Gleanings from English Archives. 191 

my monies and debts Jewells plate bookes ete. Alsoe my Patent of the 
Province of May no in new England and all other Patents writings Es- 
cripts and Miniments with a Cnbiuett of writings and all my Mapps and 
pictures likewise. Vuto 'my Grandchild and (iodsonne John Chapman 
1*5. The euid ITenlinando hole Executor. Wit :-Ed ward iiurrowes and 
Richard Atkins, Scr. 1'ro. at London 1 June 1057 by Exor. 

P. C. C. Ruthin, 213. 

Will of Ann (Jorgea of the Parish of St. Margaretts Westminster, Spins- 
ter. Hated 8 December 1 055. Vnto my Mother Mistris Mary Gorges 
apparrell, Vnto my brother tVerodiuando Gorge my Logacie of £200 giuen 
mo by my Vnele Master Edward Hell Deceased (J being the Third Child of 
his nephew John Gorges Esquire) also my Cawle of Pearle and him J 
appoynt sole Executor. Wit:-John Crouch, Edward Rorrowes and Rich- 
ard Atkins, Scr. Pro. at London 21 December 1G55 by Exor. 

P. C. C. Aylett, 1G2. 

Will of Dame Elizabeth Gorges of Long Ashton, co. Somersett, widdow. 
Dated 18 September lt)57. To be interred in psh. Church of Long Ashton. 
Vnto the poore of Longe Ashton and white Church, co. Somersett, £40. 
To sonne in law S r Thomas Smith Knight a ring and my daughter the Lady 
Mary Smith his wife a bason and Ewre. To my grandehilde Thomas 
Smyth sonne of my Sonne Thomas Smyth late of Long Ashton Esquire de- 
ceased £200 — whereof £128 was oweing by the said Thomas deceased and 
£72 by my daughter in law illorenee nowe wife of Thomas Piggott 
Esquire. To M 1 Richard ifoster Clerke minister of Long Ashton £10. To 
my servants Margaret Stevens £30, Thomas Haggar £20 and a debt oweing 
by M r 'Thomas Sadlier of New Sar: gent', and every other servant one 
quarters wages. My grandehilde Francis Smyth gent', sonne of S r Thomas 
Residuary Legatee and Exor. My freinds John Buckland of Westharptry 
Esquire and Thomas Gorges of Raxall Doctor of Divinity* Overs. Wit:— 
Ann Rogers, John Price and Henry jPrice. Pro. at London 13 June 1059 
by Exor. P. C. C. Pell, 303. 

Gorges vs. Archdale. Bill 25 October, 166J/.. 

Ferdinando Gorges of Westminster, Esq. and Mary his wife Complts. 
(the said Mary being one of the daughters of Thomas Archdale of Chep- 
ping Wiccoinbe, co. Pucks., Esq., by Mary his wife deceased, who was ono 
of the daughters of John Nevill late ol London, Esq., deceased.) sheweth 

That about 30 years since, Richard Archdale late of Cheppinge Wic- 
coinbe, Esq., deceased, being seised of Manors and lands in co. Bucks and 
elsewhere of the yearly value of 1500 11 at least, in consideration of a mar- 
riage shortly to be had between the said Thomas and Mary (Nevill) and in 
consideration of about 5000 u , the portion of the said Mary, did together 
with the said Thomas, by deed assure part of his estate to the use of the 
issue female of the said Thomas and Mary, or else did appoint a portion of 
2000 11 each to the said issue female. And the said John Nevill being 
seised of divers messuages in London, and Manors and lands elsewhere, 
did, in consideration of the said settlement, settle a great part of his estate 

* Dr. Thomas Gorges, D.D., son of Sir Edward Gorges, Knt., elder brother of Sir 
Ferdinando, was baptized at Wraxall, co. Somerset, 11 February, 1G02-3, was Vicar of 
Wraxall, Archdeacon of Winton, and Prebend of Westminster. He died s. /;., 12 
December, 1(>(>7, and buried with his wife Frances Dayroll (who was widow of Kobert 
Hovenden of Oxon) in south aisle of Westminster Abbey. 







Gleanings from English Archives. 


to the use of such issuo female. These two Deeds or Settlements are now 
in the hands of the said Thomas Archdale, the Defendant to this Bill. 

The said John Nevill and Richard Archdale not long after died and 
Thomas the complainant Mary's father, entered upon the estates so con- 
veyed by his father and by Nevill. 

About four years since these Complainants were married, and the said 
Thomas refuses to discover these settlements or to pay the Complainant 
Mary Gorges her portion. 

Chan. Pros, ante 1714. Mitford ccxliii. 16 b. 

The following pedigree illustrates the connection and interest of the three 
preceding wills and suit in chancery. I hope shortly to have the pleasure 
of laying before the readers of the Register a very complete pedigree 
of the entire Gorges family, a large amount of the material for which has 
been already collected. 

Edward Bell= 
of Newland, co. 
Glotic. & Wrot- 
tosley, co. Es- 

Edward Gorge9=Cioely, dau. of 

d. at Clerkenwell, 
29 Aug., 15(58. 

AVilliam Lygon of 
Modre&field Court, 
co. Worcester. 

Mr. Edward Bel 
d. before Dec, 1 (355 

Anne Bell, m 
1503; d. 102-0; bur. 
in St. Sepulchres, 

?ir Ferdinando Gorges— Elizabeth, dau. i 
Founder of the Fro- Sir Thomas Gorg 
vince of Maine ; knt'd 
1501 1 d., 1(547; bur. at 



& widow of Sir 
Hugh Smythe of 
Long Ashton, oo. 
Somerset, ob. s. p.; 
Will dated 18 Sept., 
1(557, proved 13 
June, 1659, 
P. C C. Fell, 30.3. 

Lady Frances, dau. 
of Thomas Clinton, 
Earl of Lincoln ; m. 
31 .July, 1(520, at St. 

James Clerkenwell ; 
ob. a. i). 

John Gorges =Mary, dau. of Sir 

b. 1593; d. 1(55(5; of 
St. Margarets West- 
minster; will dated 
5 March, 1050, prov- 
ed 1 June, 1(557. 
P.C.C. ltuthen,213i, 

John Meade of Lof- 
tus, Essex. 


Robert Gorges,= 
sent as Governor to I 
New England. 

William Gorges, 
Governor of Pro- 
vince of Maine for 
his father. 

Ferdinando Gorges=Mary,daugh. of Sir 

b. 19 August, 1(530; 
was of ilillingdon, 
Middlesex & of Ash- 

ley; buried at Ash- 
ley, 1718. 


Thomas Archdale 
of co. Bucks, in. 
circa 10G0. 



John Chapman, 
living 1057. 

Ann, d. 1055, unm.; 
will dated 8 Dec, 
pro. 21 Dec, 1055. 
P. C.C.Aylett, 102. 

Will of John Ferne of London, yeoman. (Described as of St. Vedast, 
Foster Lane, in Pro. Act Book.) Dated 2 December 1G19 in the preamble 
but 4 December at the end of will. Names sons John, James and Daniel 
and daughter Bridgett, wife of John Newarke. The two sons of Richard 
Lisney. Son Daniel Executor. Mentions property in Virginia and the 
Sommer Islands alias the Bermobthes and in ITarrow-on-the-IIill, co. Middx. 
Wit:-John Beeke and Edward Mathcwe. Pro. at London 7 January 
1619-20 by Exor. named in will. P. C. C. Soame, 3. 

Will of John Ferne, planter, of the Island of St. Christopher, sick. Dated 
f) August Hk58. Names sister Mary Ferne, a minor. Martha daughter of 
James Ncllum of Catnbenvcll, Surrey. William Ferne, Junior, of Camber- 
well, and Elizabeth Ferne his sister. Jonas Parnell of St. Trinitie Min- 


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ories. John Warner, Citizen and Tallow Chandler of London. Has 8900° 
of tobacco in warehouse, of Thomas Tucker at Dice Key, Thames Street, 
London. Mentions his lands known as "Nicholas Towerson " in St. 
Christophers. Residuary Legatee and Fxor. John Warner. Uncle Jonas 
Parnell Overseer. Wit:-John Hall, John Maekernes and Jone Goodwin. 
Pro. at London 8 August 16.'58 by Exor. named in will. 

P. C. C. Lee, 102. 

Admon. of James Feme. Commission issued 22 March 1G29-4J0 to 
Mathew Feme, brother of James Feme late in partibus deceased, intestate, 
to administer etc. P. C. C. Act Book, folio 156. 

Admon. of John fferne. Commission issued 5 July 1680 to Sarah fferne 
widow, relict of John fferne late of the City of Bristol!, but in partibus trans- 
marinus deceased, intestate, to administer &c. 

PC. C. Act Book, folio 118. 

Admon. of John fferne. Commission issued 23 March 1 080 to Anna 
Allen, widow, relict and administratrix of John Allen late while he lived 
Principal Creditor of John iferne late of the ship Catherine, but at Virginia 
in partibus, a bachelor, decease intestate, to administer etc. 

P. C. C. Act Book, folio 45. 

Beside the above there was a family of Ferae from Bonsall and Wirks- 
worth in Derbyshire, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1G82, and with whom 
I shall deal more at length in a future number. 

Will of- John Comer sen r of Oake in Diocese of Bath and Wells, and 
County of Somsett: , yeoman, weake of body. Dated 27 October 1686. 
To sonne John Comer of New England £10 and to sonne George Comer 
now in London £10, both in one month after decease of my wife Dorothy. 
My sonne William Comer of London Residuary Legatee and Exor. 
Wit :-James Jarman, Lan: Larkham and John Larkham. Pro. at London 
1 June 1689 by Exor. P. C. C. Ent. 76. 

* * 

Will of Edward Crcflicld, Jun r , now of london, Merchant, under some 

present Indisposition of body. Dated 24 November 1094. To my father 

and mother Mr. Edward Creffeild and Mrs. Dorothy Creffeild of Chappell, 
co. Essex, £40 with remainder to my three sisters. To brother Mr. Henry 
Creffeild of Colchester, co. Essex, £20. To sister Mary Creffeild, spinster, 
£50. To sister Elizabeth, now wife of Mr. John Keeble £50. To sister 
Ann, now wife of Mr. William Brewer £50. To friend Mr. ffrancis Willis 
now of London, Merchant, £20. To friend and correspondent Mr. Phillip 
Richards of London, Merchant, £50. To daughter in lawe Mrs. Lucye 
now or late the wife of Mr. Thomas Reed of county of Gloucester, in Vir- 
ginia, Diamond Ping which my late wife, Mother of the said Lucye, used 
to weare, gold necklace of six chains fastened to a Loekett of Massey gold 
and £20. To friend Mr. Benjamin Clements of Ware in the said county 
of Gloucester, in Virginia, all residue of estate real and personal being in 
Virginia aforesaid, on condition hee doe pay legacies to my said friend Mr. 
Phillip Richards (£260), ami said Richards to distribute same, and said 
friends Mr. Benjamin Clements of Virginia and Mr. Phillip Richards of 
London Executors. Wit:-John Warr, George Wilmshurst and Tho: ffar- 
nalls. Pro. at London 29 December 1691 by Phillip Richards, one of the 
Exors., power reserved for other Exor. P. 0. C. Box, 244. 

Will of Nathaniell Hulton the elder, Citizen and Salter of London, in 
good health. Dated 29 July 1692, 4 Wm. and Mary. To children of son 

194 Gleanings from English Archives. [April, 

in law James Greene, his sons James Greene, Jr., Richard Greene, John 
Greene and his daughter Margery Greene, each £50 at 21. To John 
Greene, brother of James Greene the elder, £20. To poor of Newington 
Green where I now live £10. To my wife Elizabeth lands in said Newing- 
ton for life and one third of my estate, according to custom of London, with 
remainder (as to the lands) to William Ilulton, sonn of my late kinsman 
AVilliam Ilulton, deed., and he Residuary Legatee. To widow of my late 
kinsman Adam Ilulton £40, and to his sonn £50 and daughter £40, to be 
in hands of my kinsman Samuell Ilaward until they are 21. To Thomas 
Crompton sonn of late kinsman Adam Crompton £50, and to his second 
and third sonns each £,'H), and to his two daughters each £20 (as before in 
hands of Sat niidl Ilaward). To Thomas Grundy £10. To sister Ilulton 
widow, £20. To daughter of kinsman George Crompton £20 at 21 or 
marriage. To kinsman John Hill £10. To Nathaniell Mill sonn of 
Edmund Hill, deed., £50 at 21. To kinswoman Elizabeth Hill £30. To 
sister Elizabeth Dickens, widow of John Dickens, £40. To kinswoman 
Ann Pimlott £30 and to her two sonns each £50. and to her daughter £30. 
To Mary Pickford, wife of Mr. Pickford, £30 and to her eldest son £30 and 
to her other six children now liveing £30 apeece at 21. To wife of kins- 
man Nathaniell Ilulton £50 and to his daughter £100 at 21. To Sir Henry 
Ashhurst, Bart., Sr William Ashhurst, Sr Thomas Lane, my kinsman 
Robert Dickings and M r James Hulbert £10 apeece. To 50 persons in list 
I shall sett down £50 for rings. My sonn in lawe James Greene Exor. 
Wit:-John Croppe, Stepn Terry and John Jacob. 

Codicil — dated 23 March 1 092, 5 Win. and Mary. To Joseph Hulton 
sonn of Adam Hulton £350 more. One of the sonns of Ann Pimlatt being 
dead, his £50 to her other sonn. To Thomas Crompton .£50 more. To 
Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniell Ilulton, £100 more. I forgive sonn in 
law Thomas Ilorrocks three score pounds I lent him. To dau. in law Jane 
Perry £50. To Mr. Benjamin Thorogood £10. To James Lever the 
elder £10. To Madame l)od £10. -To Samuell Ilaward and his wife 
£10. To John Green and his wife £10. To brother Toinins (sic.) 
Dickens and his wife £10. To cosin John Hill £5. Wit:-Tho: Gibson, 
John Jacob and William Barnard* 

A further Codicil, dated 1 January 1G93. " I give and bequeath to Mr. 
Encrcase Mather Minister of the Gospel! in New England the Summe of 
One Hundred pounds of Lawfull money of England for the use of the 
Colledge there of which hee is president." To Bridewell and Christchurch 
Hospitals each £50. To daughter Jane Perry £50. To be buried at 
Bolton in Lancashire neere f'father and mother. Wit :-Peter Gascoine, 
Edward Dickins and Ann Curisse. Pro. with two Codicils at London 13 
March 1G93 by James Greene an Executor. P. C. C. Box 54. 

Admon. of Thomas Benbowe. Commission issued 15 January 1 072-3 
to Joane Erost (wife of Roger Erost, now in Virginia) principal Creditor of 
Thomas Benbowe late in the ship St. Andrewe deceased intestate etc., to 
administer dining absence of said Roger Erost. The relict, Catherine Ben- 
bowe, rirst renouncing. P. C. C. Act Book, folio G. 

Admon. of Roger Frost. Commission issued 18 June 1G73 to Joane 
Frost widow, relict of Roger Frost late on the high seas deceased intestate 
etc. to administer etc. P. C. C. Act Book, folio 74. 

Nuncupative Will of John Lee heretofore of Charles Towne in New 
England, Carpenter, lyeing sick on board the shipp the Swallow of the sick- 

1900.] Gleanings from English Archives. 195 

nesse whereof he dyed etc. on 1 March 1600. The Captain, meaning and 
speaking of and to Gyles flifield, Capt. of said sliipp, to take care of all my 
concern ea and get in what is due to mee in England or elsewhere. To my 
two children two parts of my estate and other one third to the Captain for 
liis care and paines and he to bestowe something of the shipps company. 
Wit :— Geopge Robeson and Samuel Boyes were sworn 2 June 1692 before 
George Bramston, Surr: Pro, 11 June 169.2 and Commission issued to 
Giles infield, a Legatee, to administer, no Exor. being named. 

P. C. C. Fane, 112. 

Will of Peter Hodges late of East West Guersey in America, Planter, 
and now in parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsay, co. Surry, being sick 
and indisposed. Dated 21 July 1697 (9 Win. 111.) To friend Elizabeth 
Willis of St. Mary Magdalen, spinster, whom I intended for my lawful wife, 
all those 200 acres of Woodland in East West Guersey to me granted by 
Govenour of said Island (sic.) with Deed for same now in hands of Thomas 
Rcvell (qu. Nevetl?) of Burrington in East West Gursey aforesaid, and to 
her all of my horses, Hogs and other cattell in said Island marked with a 
halfe Gad and all my estate there or elsewhere. To all my relacons that 
may lawfully claim any Interest in said premises one shilling if demanded. 
Said Elizabeth Willis Executrix. Signs by Mark. Wit :-Joane Pryor 
Senior, Mary Pryor, Joane Pryor Junior, Hannah Richeson and John 
Perry, Scr. Pro. at London 21 December 1697 by Extrix. named in will. 

P. C. C. Pyne, 284. 

Will of Paule Pemberton, Citizen and Habberdasher of London, in good 
health. Dated xxiij Julij 1625. To be buried where it please God. To 
poor of Stebbing 40s. To poor of St. michaell's in Crooked Lane, London, 
40s. To poor of M r Stocks Church in bredstreet 40s. To Exors. £10 to 
divide among those men vnto whom my brother Benjamin was indebted. 
To M 1 ' Stocks Church towards building of it vpp, it being nowe pulled 
downe, .£10. To brother M 1 Carter £2j).- To brother Joseph Pemberton 
£20. To brother Mathias Pemberton £26-13-1, and to Elizabeth the 
daughter of said Mathias £20 and to -his other two children £10 apeece. 
To brother Benjamins two children Elizabeth and Joseph £10 apeece. I 
giue 20s. yeerly for 20 years for a sermon the 5th. Nouember by the parson 
of St. Miehaells Church in ('rooked Lane in remembrance of Gods great 
mereie vnto our nation as one that daie in delivering vs from so. great a 
daunger as one that daie wee were subject vnto, and 5s. yeerly in bread to 
poor of same parish after the sermon. To 12 poor Ministers £12 at discre- 
tion of my brothers Joseph and Mathias. To my mother Mary Whiskett, 
widdow, of Norwich £0. To Cox Tooke (Ironmonger, that nowe dwelleth 
in the Counlrie, that was somctymes M r Itobins man, a Captain in nowe 
iisho street, £10 and if deceased to his wife for good of his poor Children. 
To Ellen Tucker, widdowe, a bond of £20 that M r Allen of Ipswich 
standeth bound, for it is her money and not myne. To Evan Grilles ser- 
vant in this house £5. To Ralph Browne, habberhasder, 40s. To brother 
M r John Puller, 40s. for rings for him and his wife. To Elizabeth Pember- 
ton, dau. of Mathias, my cupp salte and siluer spoone. To brother Mathias 
all cloth, apparell and linen, and half of bookes, other half to brother Joseph. 
Item — 1 give my £20 adventured vnto Newingland vnto the Company to be 
Jmpley by them towards the foundation of a Church if ever god give them 
a settled peace there. To brother Joseph Residuary Legatee and he and 
brother Mathias Exors. Wit :-Thomas Gotheredge, Evan G rifles, and my 

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M r Thomas Lyghtfoote his inarke. Pro. at London 27 September 1G25 by 
James Uulett, N.l\, attorney for Exors. P. C. C. Clarke, 100. 

Will of John Pierman alias Piermaine, of the Island of Bermudoesj 
mariner, now residing in the parish of St. Paul Shadwell, Middx. sick in 
body. Dated 5 June 1709. Mentions Father Will 11 ' Piermaine of Bermu- 
does and Mother living but not named. Son John a minor. Sister Kesiah 
to have property if son die under age. Cousin David Piermaine of London, 
mariner, his wife Elizabeth and their children David and Anne. Cap 1 John 
Emperour of Carolina! and his wife. M r John Lee of London, merchant. 
My Landlord Francis Page and Sarah his wife and their children Francis, 
Anne, and Elizabeth. My nurse Jane Smith. M' s Anne Jeremy. Eliza- 
beth Gibson. Property in Bermuda. Father Will'" Piermaine, Cousin 
David Piermaine and M r John Lee Exors. Wit:-James Cooper, John 
Magnies and Thomas Pomeroy, Scr. Pro. 7 June 170 ( J by William Pier- 
man one of the Exors., power reserved for other Exors. 

P. C. C. Lane, 152. 

Will of Abraham Huisman of the City of New York, merchant, infirm of 
body. Dated- in New York 4 May, 21 Geo. II, 1748. To llendricke 
Garret the son born in Wedlock of Abraham Blancks and Maria Van 
Bulderen of Croningen in the united provinces, my wearing Liunen and 
Diamond King. To Bouwjna Helena, daughter of the same, all my House 
Linnen and plate. To Joseph Murray of the City of New York, Esquire, 
and to Richard Nicholls of the same gent., each JL'20 for their trouble as 
Exors. of my will and £20 more for mourning. To servant Jsaiah Crane 
«£J00 and one of my negroes. The said Joseph Murray and Richard 
Nicholls Exors., and they to sell all lands etc. and transmit net proceeds to 
the said Maria Van Belderen (sic) for her children Hendrick Garret and 
Bouwjna Helena who are Residuary Legatees. Exor. in London Joseph 
Mico, merchant. Wit .--George Harrison, John Burnet and Joseph Webb, 

Codicil dated 12 June 1748. To Josiah (sic) Crane £125 more and my 
silver Mugg. To Mr. Simeon Soumaine £75. Wit :-Peter Ewetse and 
William Conihame. Certified by George Banyar D: Secry. Pro. at Lon- 
don 29 December 1748 by Joseph Mico, Exor. for Great Britain. 

P. C. C. Strahan, 3G8. 

Admon. of Abraham Hutchinson. Commission issued 27 May 1G87 to 
John Hutchinson, brother of Abraham Hutchinson, late in Virginia in parts 
beyond the seas, a bachelor deceased intestate, to administer etc. 

P. C. C. Act Book, folio 77. 

1615-29 eiusdem (i.e. Sept.) Dorothea illegitima proles Thomaj et Chris- 
tian ae Inglande quia prima vxor p'dict Thoune iam vixit in virginea ex coii- 
dentissima relatione patris eius tarn mithi (sic) qua multis aliis. 

Shejiton Beauchamp, Somst., Psh. Reg. 

Will of William Hopton of Charles Town South Carolina, being of Ad- 
vanced age. Dated 21 December 1785. To wife Sarah £1050. To 
daughter Mary Christianna Hopton my house etc No. 108 King Street, now 
inhabited by Mr. Robert Smith. To daughter Sarah Hopton my house on 
corner of Legare and Lamboll Streets, bought of George Kincaid and 
inhabited by Thomas Osborn, Esq. To son John and Son in law Robert 

t Probably of the Emperour family of Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia. See the writer's 
article on the " Head Kighfcs " in Kegistek, Vol. 47, pages 197, 354. 



1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 197 

William Powell five English Guineas each and no more because I have given 
them large sums. To my fl'riend Samuel Legare my share iu the Charles- 
town Library Society till my Grandson William Hoptoh Powell arrives at 
an age to be admitted a Member then with consent of the Society to him. 
To .John son of Samuel Legare a Quarter Acre lot in Ansonborough on 
George Street bounding on land of J\Ir. Robert Daniel. Residue real and 
personal in South Carolina and Georgia to be divided into four equal parts, 
of which one to my Wife, one to Daughter Mary Christianna, one to 
Daughter Sarah, and remaining part to my Daughters Mary Christianna 
and Sarah In Trust for my Grandchildren Mary Beatrix Powell and 
William Ilopton Powell at 21 or Marriage with remainder and any other 
property in Great Britain or elsewhere to said Daughters equally. My Wife 
and said Daughters and friends Nathaniel Kusselland SVmuel Legare 
Executors. \Yit:-Margaret Young, Edward Prescot and Thomas Coram. 
Pro. in Charlestown District, South Carolina, 15 Sept. 17S0 by oath of 
Margaret Young a Witness. Certiiied as true copy 4 Nov. 1780 by Charles 
Lining, Ordinary. Pro. at London 11 Aug. 1788 and Admon. granted to 
John Ilopton Attorney of Mary Christianna Ilopton and Sarah Ilopton the 
daughters, and Nathaniel Russell and Samuel Legare, Executors, for their 
benefit and that of Sarah Ilopton the Relict and Executor now in the State 
of South Carolina. P. C. C. Calvert, 401. 

This will, while of a somewhat recent date to illustrate our Colonial 
Families, having been turned up in the course of a special investigation, 
seemed too interesting to omit — the more so as the materials for South 
Carolina genealogy are so very scanty. 

[To be continued.] 



FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, OCT. 27, 1773, TO SEPT. 25, 1839. 
Copied by Thomas Bkllows Pkok, of Walpole, N. II. 

The following records of the first church in Rockingham, Vermont, have 
been copied from the original volume in manuscript in the possession of 
William II. II. Putnam, of Springlield, Vt., who has kindly loaned it for 
this purpose. This precious volume has come to Mr. Putnam by right of 
his wife's descent from one of the early members of the church. It has been 
carefully cherished, is in excellent preservation and is invaluable on account 
of the information which it contains relating to the early settlers of Rocking- 
ham. These records are now printed for thelirst time in order to preserve 
and make accessible for reference the facts which they contain, many of 
which are not on record elsewhere, as to the history of the church, and 
especially the statistics of admissions of members, baptisms, marriages and 
deaths in the first half century of the existence of the town. 


198 First Church of Rockingham, Vt. [April, 

The earlier and by far greater part of the records is in the handwriting 
of the first minister, Rev. Samuel Whiting, who was born in Franklin, 
Mass., March, 1750 (Blake's " History of the Town of Franklin," p. 190), 
or (according to Farmer) Jan. 28, 1750; graduated at Harvard College in 
1769; was ordained pastor of the church in Rockingham, October 27, 1773 ; 
was dismissed by his own request, May 18, 1809, and died in Rockingham, 
May 16, 1819. Mr. Whiting's handwriting had the neatness which charac- 
^_^ terized the penmanship of the scho- 

C^^, ««^V s^^ik^v larl y clergyman of the last century, 

and is illustrated by the accompany- 
ing facsimile of his signature and by 
the engraved heading reduced from the fly-leaf of the volume of records* 
The later records are in the handwriting of Rev. Elijah Wollage, a graduate 
of Dartmouth College in 1791, of Rev. Samuel Mason and of Rev. Brough- 
ton White. 

It is intended to supplement the records with a brief historical sketch of 
the first church of Rockingham and its ministers, which will be accompanied 
with a half-tone engraving of the meeting-house, erected in 1787. This 
house is still in good preservation and is a most interesting specimen of the 
church architecture of the latter part of the eighteenth century. 

, y<zf? > W 

Pursuant to Letters Missive from the People in Rockingham & Chester 
in the Province of New York the Chhs of Brattleborough Warwick, Win- 
chester, Swanzy, Charlestown, Westmoreland, Walpole Lebanon & Wren- 
tham by their Elders & Messengers & the Messengers of Hindsdale & 
Cornish were Conveu'd at Rockingham October 27 th 1773. 

When antecedent to their embodying into a Council an Enquiry was pro- 
posal to be made in the Standing of the Chh in Brattleboro' upon Which the 
Rev d M r Reeves & the Messengers from Brattleboro' being previously in- 
structed & empower'd by that Chh gave us full Satisfaction with regard to 
the Credentials of M r Reeves & the Agreement of the Covenant of s d Chh 
with ours. We therefore Unanimously agreed upon their desire in Con- 
sideration of their peculiar Situation to receive & own them of our fellow- 
ship. Nevertheless we take this method and Opportunity to bear due Testi- 
mony against any Chh's forming itself & putting itself under the Care of a 
Minister without the Concurrence of Sister Chhs (where it may be had) to 
establish a Communion of Churches. 

The Chhs proceeded to embody into a Council and made Choice of the 
Rev d M 1 Reeves Moderator & M r Fessenden Scribe, the Council being 



1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 199 

form'd Voted their Acceptance of M r . Reeves & Brattloboro' Chh to our 
Communion, & our readiness to treat him & thorn as Such, expecting like 
Returns from them & that the Vote be made Publick at this Time & to our 
Chhs. In the next Place the Council proceeded to examine M r . Samuel 
Whiting the Pastor elect, as to his Licence to preach, his regular Standing 
as a Christian, his Doctrinal Sentiments, & his Views of Undertaking the 
Work of the Gospel Ministry & he gave full Satisfaction as they expressed 
by Vote. Voted to proceed to Ordination & that M r Olcott begin with 
Prayer, M r Reeves pray before the Charge, JM r Hedge give the Charge, M r 
Lawrence the right hand of Fellowship & M r Fessenden conclude with 

And agreeable hereto the Rev d Samuel Whiting was ordained a Gospel 
Bishop of the Chh in Rockingham & Chester Rockingham Octo br 27 th 1773 
Attest Thomas Fessenden Scribe True Copy Att st Sam 1 Whiting. 

1773 October 31 Baptiz'd Peter Son of Peter & Mercy Evans 
Novem br 20 Baptiz'd James Sou of Thomas & Sarah Dutton. & Samuel 

Son of Fairbanks & Esther Moors 

# * * * * * 

1774 January 23 tb Jonathan & Eunice Burr were propounded to the 

also Phebe Johnson of Chester, having before ownd the Covenant. 

7^ TV TT TT * ^ 

Jan y 25. Baptiz'd Chauncey Cheney Son of John & Esther Chandler at 
their house the Child being Sick. 

Jan y 27 Married Jonathan Burt & Bethiah Preston of Rockingham. 

January 30"' Receiv'd Naomi Kingsley into the Chh & Baptiz'd Adriel 
Son of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley 

March 13. Receiv'd into the Chh PJiebe Johnson Jon th Burr & Eunice 
Ids Wife, also baptiz'd Bathsheba daughter of Jon 11 ' & Eunice Burr, also 
Priscilla Daughter of Cornelius & Baker. 

March 27. Baptiz'd Edward Son of Asahel & Phebe Johnson. 

April 17. At Chester Ebenezer Patterson with his Wife Anne of Kent 
own'd the Covenant & had their Child baptiz'd by the name of Moses. 

May 8. Caleb Church & Wife had their Child baptiz'd Jemima 

May lo. Joseph Wood propounded to the Chh. 

June 12 Chh tarried alter Divine Service & Chose Peter Evans & Elias 
Olcott to officiate as Deacons in the Chh. 

June 2G. Letters missive from the People of New Fane & from the Chh 
in Westminster being read. Voted to Send according to their Desire to 
assist in Ordination & made Choice of Elias Olcott Delegate to New Fane 
& Elias Olcott and Peter Evans Delegates to Westminster 

July 17. Baptiz'd Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer & Zeruiah Johnson 

July 21 Married Benjamin Patterson of Piermont & Elisabeth Safford 
of Rockingham. 

July 31. Receiv'd Joseph Wood into the Chh & baptiz'd Samuel Mary 
& Anne Children of Joseph & Esther Wood. 

August 14. propounded Elenor Preston to the Chh. 

Sept. 7. Married Elkanah Day of Westminster & Levina Merrill of 
Chesterfield, having licence, also married Benjamin Larrabee & Abigail 
Spaulding of Rockingham. 

VOL. LTV. 14 

200 First Church of Rockingham , Vt. [April, 

Sept. 11. Baptiz'd James Son of William & Elisabeth Stearns. & Syl- 
vanus Sabin Son of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley 

Octob. 2. Elenor Preston receiv'd into the Clih. Baptiz'd Elisabeth & 
Sarah Daughters of James & Margaret Campbel also propounded to the 
Chh Jabez Sargeants Jun r & Persis his Wife. 

Nov. 20 Baptiz'd Bulah Daughter of William & Elisabeth Stearns. 

Nov. 27. Jabez & Persis Sargeants receiv'd into the Chh. & baptiz'd 
Jabez Son of Jabez & Persis Sergeants. 

Dec. 18. Baptiz'd Calvin Sou of Abiel & Mary Barnes, also Jacob & 
Phebe Wynn Propounded to the Chh. 

1775. April 6. Married Matthew Lane & Elisabeth Stearns of Rock- 

June 11. Baptiz'd Thomas Chandler Son of Timothy & Betty Olcott. 

July 23. Baptiz'd Abiel Daughter of Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson. & Aaron 
Son of Abraham & Sawyer. 

July 30. Baptiz'd Rebecca Daughter of Timothy & Rebecca Walker 

Aug. 27. Baptiz'd Sibbel Daughter of Elias & Sibbel Olcott, also pro^ 
pounded at Rockingham Jacob & Phebe Wynn 

Octob. 10 Married Nathaniel Bennett & Sibbel Whipple of Rocking- 

Nov. 5. Baptiz'd Luther Son of John & Johnson. 

Dec. 17. Baptiz'd Mercy Daughter of Peter & Merey Evans. 

Dec. 26 Married David Cockran & Mary Aiken, both of Kent. 

1776. Jan. 14. Propounded Isaiah Johnson & Dorcas his Wife. 
Jan. 28. Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson propounded at Rockingham. 
Feb. 18 Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson Received into the Chh. 

Feb. 20. Baptiz'd Lucinda Daughter of Fairbanks & Esther Moors at 
their house being Sick. 

March 21. By the Desire of Brother Asher Evans I inform'd the Chh 
& Congregation of his Sorrow lor his foolish & Inconsiderate Conduct with 
Nath 1 Bennett. Voted Satisfactory. 

April 21. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship, read Jonathan Burrs 
Complaint against Nathaniel Davis & Chose Peter Evans & Elias Olcott to 
meet with them & endeavour to reconcile the Diificulties between them. 

April 27. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship When Peter Evans Jun r 
& Ellas Olcott upon Brother Davis Sayiug that wherein he had broke the 
good Rules of the Chh he was sorry for it, Said it was to the same purport 
to what they had Advis'd to & Brother Burr was satisfied with, and he being 
Satisfied withdrew his Complaint & both Parties agreed not to mention 
again the old Story wherein they differd & which was the foundation of the 

May 19. Baptiz'd Roswell Son of Asher & Mary Evans. 

June 17. Baptiz'd Mira Alpheus Son of John & Esther Chandler 

July 1. Elenor Preston informing us that she had never been baptiz'd 
tho she thot she had been in Infancy when she was receiv'd into the Chh, 
was baptiz'd no Objection being made, also baptiz'd Sylvanus Son of Col- 
born & Elenor Preston. 

July 22. Chh tarried after Publick Services & made Choice of Timothy 
Walker & Jehiel Webb for Choristers. An enquiry was made of Sister 
Preston as to the mistake which she was under as to her saying she had 
been baptiz'd in Infancy when she offer'd herself to join the Chh, when she 
declar'd that she really tho't then that she had been tho since she was Con- 



1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 201 

vinc'd to the Contrary. & the Chh were so far satisfied witli her Discourse 
as to overlook it, tho' they could not excuse her from great Negligence & 
Carelessness, also the Chh made Choice of Peter Evans Jun r & Jon th Burr 
to Discourse with Brother Simonds & Woods concerning their Absenting 
from Communion & endeavour to persuade them to return to their Duty. 

July 28. Baptiz'd Nathan Son of Ebenezer & Zeruiah Johnson 

August 4. Propounded Agnis Whitney, having formerly own'd the 

August 25. Receiv'd Agnis Whitney into the Chh. 

August 30 Baptiz'd Naomi Daughter of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley. 

Sept. 1. Baptiz'd Moses Agnis & Lucretia Children of Ezra & Agnis 
Whitney, also propounded Ebenezer & Rachel Albee 

Sept 11. Married Asa White & Jane Arwiu of Rockingham. 

Sept 15. Receiv'd Ebenezer & Rachel Albee into tho Chh. Baptiz'd 
Mary Daughter of Sam 1 & Mary Whiting, also Elisabeth Daughter of 
John & Elisabeth Whitney, also Margarett Daughter of James & Margaret 
Campbell, & Rachel, Ebenezer, John, Benjamin, Mary & Submit Children 
of Ebenezer & Rachel Albee. 

Sept. 26. Married Solomon Wright & Abylene Preston & Gardner 
Simonds & Nancy Titus. 

Sept. 29. Baptiz'd Persis Daughter of Jabez & Persis Sargeaut 

Octob. 6. Chh tarried after Publick Exercise & at the Desire of the 
Society at Putney. Voted to Send to assist in gathering a Chh & Installing 
a Minister there & Chose Peter Evans & Nathaniel Davis Delegates. 

Nov. 3. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship. Patrick McHerg ex- 
hibited a Certificate that he & his Wife were in Christian Communion in 
Scotland when they left it, the Chh Voted that they might receive the 
priveledge of baptism for their Child, accordingly after Meeting Baptiz'd 
Judith Daughter of Patrick & Judith McHerg, at their House. 

Dec. 22 Baptiz'd Mary Daughter of Abraham & Sawyer. 

1777. March 30. Joshua & Esther Hotten at Chester * * * 
* * * were propounded to the Chh. 

May 4. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship when a Letter of Dismis- 
sion & Recommendation of Thomas & Sarah Dutton from the Chh of Christ 
in Lunenburg was Read. 1 Voted to Receive Sarah Dutton into the Chh. 
Objections being made against Receiving Thomas Dutton into this Chh, till 
some Satisfaction was given for his Constant Neglect of & Absence from 
Publick Worship. The Question was put whether the Chh would receive 
Thomas Dutton into Communion without further Satisfaction pass'd in the 

May 11. Receiv'd into the Chh Joshua & Esther Hotten. Baptiz'd 
Joshua Asahel, & Luther Children of Joshua & Esther Hotten also Joseph. 
Warner Son of Caleb & Elisabeth Church. 

June 22. Married Uriah Morris & Mary Tarbel of Chester. 

July 20. Baptiz'd Abigail Daughter of William & Elisabeth Stearns 

Sept 12(?) Married Howe as he Said & Mary Glazier of Rock- 


Sept 14. Propounded John & Martha Lovell. 

Octob. 5 Propounded Jehiel & Mary Webb 

Nov. 2 Married Charles Man & Zeruiah Parker of Chester 




202 Passing into History, [April, 

Dec. 21. Baptiz'd Mary Wife of Jehiel Webb & Receiv'd into the 

Clih John & Martha Lovell & Jehiel & Mary Webb. 

Dec. 23. Baptiz'd Elisabeth Daughter of Tim th & Rebeca Walker being 

Dec. 28. Baptiz'd Clarissa & Jehiel Children of Jehiel & Mary Webb 


Jan. 31. Married David Cross & Rhoda Wilson of Acworth 
March 29. Baptiz'd Samuel Son of Samuel & Mary Whiting & Simeon 
Son of Elias & Sibbel Olcott. 

May 10. Baptiz'd Adriel Son of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley 
May 17. Baptiz'd Bulkley son of Timothy & Betty Olcott. 
June 21 Baptiz'd Tabitha Daughter of Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson 
July 12. Baptiz'd Benjamin Son of Ebenezer & Zeruiah Johnson. 
Aug. 23. Baptiz'd Leonard Son of Joshua & Esther Ilotten. 
Aug. 30. Chh tarried & appointed a Chh Meeting to be on Friday 
following to Consider whether the Chh will receive any to priveledges with- 
out Receiving to full Communion or in other words whether they will 
adopt the half way Covenant, Commonly so call'd, & Propounded Bethiah 

[To be continued.] 


In memory of Rev. Edward Griffin Porter, A.M., President of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society. 

By Uev. H^NRY C. Graves, D.D. 

Not much of him for earth to claim by right, 

Who dwelt on heights where noble souls e'er stay ; 

His winged feet moved lightly on their way, 

Then vaulted heavenward into clouds of light. 

The facile pen, the golden mouth, told well, 

How lino the genius that line thought inspires; 

How social values, in historic fires, 

Glow, and their glories in full measures swell. 

Of such as his, passed into history, 

Are eyes that shine where regal crests combine, 

And brows around which coronets entwine ; 

They point the way lustrous in mystery. 

Valhallas now hold all untarnished worth, 

And angels welcome the celestial birth. 

Tremonl Temple, February, 1900. 

Rev. Edavard Griffin Porter, A.M., President of this Society, died 
at his home in Dorchester, Mass., February 5, 1900. A memoir with por- 
trait will appear in a future number of the Register. 

1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, 



By.EDW, Doubleday Harris, Esq., of Now York City. 
[Continued from page 62,] 


Henry Son 

of Edward 

and Deborah 

died Nov 1 23<* 

1770 iny° 

4 th Year of 

his age 


lies the Body of Efther 

Of borne Daughter of 

Thomas Ofborne & 

Either Ofborne who 

Died January y e lG Ul 

An. Dom. 17f| Aged 

16 years & G months 

In Memory of 

Lieu 4 Jonathan 

Baker died March 

ye 4th 1747/8 iu y« 

GO Year of 

his Age 


Efther y° Wife of 

M r Jonathan Baker 

Jun r & Daughter of 

M r John 1'arfons 

Who died Dec" 6 th 

A.D. 1760 Aged 

28 Years 

Here lies 

the Body of 

David Baker who 

Died Novemb r y e 

23» l 17 2 9 In y« 

28 th Year of His 


Here lieth y e Body 

of Alice Baker Formeli 

y e Wife of Thomas 

Baker Who Died 

February y e 4 : 1708:9 

In y° 88 year of Her 







HIS AGE; 1738/ 9 

Here Lieth y e Body 

of Sarah y e Wife 

of Nathaniel Baker 

Who Died October 

The 9 1727. In y° G2 

year of her Age. 

Here lieth y e Body 

of Catharin y e Wife 

of Nathaniel Baker 

Who Died May 

y c 14:1722:Iny e 

QG year of Her 


In Memory of 

Daughter of Davis 

& Zeruiah Conklin ; 

who died 

Jan r y 28'h 18 00, 

aged 5 years 

Conic, read my date 

And here you'll fee 

Nu aye. nor f ex from 

death is free. 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [April, 

In Memory of 

Samuel Mulford 

died July y e 10^ 1743 

in y c G5 th year 

of his age 

In Memory of 


Daughter of 

Davis & Zeruiah 

Conklin ; 

who died 

Dec^ 16* 17J>2 

aged 10 days 


Memory of 

Daniel Conklin 

whe died 

Oct* 2G. 1800 

in the 83 year 

of his age 


Lies the 

Body of Mr . 

Annanias Conkling - 

who died March y e 1 

1740 in y e 68 year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 
M r Jeremiah 
Conkling Who 
Died July y* 21 
A.D. 1746 Aged 
28 years 


Memory of 

Abigail, wife of 
Daniel Conklin; 

who died 

May 24, 17<J5 

in the 70, year 

of her age 

Here lies 

the Body of 

M r8 Hannah widow 

of M r Benjamin 

Conkling who died 

June y° 29 th 1752 in y« 

[broken off] 

In Memory of 
M rs Either Baker 

Wife of M p 

Nathaniel Baker 

who departed this 

Life Sepf 23* 1765 

Aged 23 years 


Memory of 

Henry Son of 

M r Daniel & M™ 

Mary Baker 
Who Died May 
y° 13 th A.D. 1755 

Here Liet The 

Body of Achi 

Id of ISAAC & 


In Memo 
ry of Henry 
Son of M' Daniel 
& M™ Mary Bak 
er Who Died Iu 
ly y e 24 tJl A.D. 






THE 27 • 1733 AGED 

6 • YEARS • 4 • MONTHS 


Efq. who died 
April y e 22 d 1772 
in the 68 tb Year 
of his A^a 
Death flew Commifsion'd 
From on High 
Nor warning Gave 
Barns you inn ft die 
Not Ufefulnefs 
Itfelf can Save 
Thy Life from the 
Devouring Grave 



1900.] Ancient Burial-Grounds of Long Island. 



Lies the 

Body of M™ 

Sarah the wife of M r 

Isaac Barns jun er who 

died October the 22 

1736 Aged 38 years 

Easthampton Village. 

The village of Easthampton, the principal settlement in the township, is 
distant between three and four miles from the westerly line, and but a short 
distance from the south beach. The old burying ground is a long and nar- 
row enclosure lying as it were in the middle of the main street. It is among 
the oldest, and most important, in an historical sense, in the county. In 
1887 no other epitaphs of a date prior to 1800 were to be found there than 
these that follow. 

Here lies depofited the 
Remains of M rfi 

Jerusiia Conkling 

Confort of 

Isaac Conkling Esq r 

Confort flrft of 

David Gardiner Esq* 

and daughter of the Rev d 

Samuel Buell a nd 
Jerusiia Buell his Confort 

fhe departed this Life 

in hope of a better 
Fcbo- 24 th 1782 in the 

33 li year of her Ago 

Reader behold this Tomb 
with Reverence and Regret! 

Here lie the remains of 




53 years Paftor of the Church 

in this place. He was a faithful 

and fuccefsful Minifter of the Gofpel 

a kind relation, a true friend, a good 

patriot, an honeft man and an 

exemplary Chriftian 

Was born Scpf l ft 1710 died in peace 

July l ( J th 1798 aged 82 years 

They that turn many to righteoufnefs 
fhall f hine as the brightnefs of the firma- 
ment and the stars forever and ever 
Remember them who have spoken unto 
you the word of God whofe faith 
follow confidering the end of their 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [April, 


of the Rev"' 1 M r 
Nathaniel Hunttiug 
who died Sept mr y e 
21" 1753 in y e 78* 

Year of his Age 


of Jerufha y e Wife of 

the Rev d Samuel 

Buell, who died 

June 1G" 1 A.I). 1759 

in y e 37 th Year 

of her Age 

Here Lyes Buried 
y e Body of M r 

Samuel Conkling 

Who Dec' 1 April 

y c 30th 1726 in y e 

25 th Year of his Age 




4 MONTHS & 18 


MARCH Y« 29* 


DEC» MAY Y e 21 
17 14* 

Here Lyes Buried 
the Body of Cap* 

Samuel Mulford 

Who Dcc d Auguft 

ye 21" 1725 Aged 

about 80 years 

Here Lyes y c Body of 

M rs Esther Mulford 

Wife of Cap* SAMUEL 

Mulford who Dec d 

Noveiu br y e 24 rU 1717 in 
y c 64th y ear f n er Age 








1)1 My AUG. 21 1725 M. 80 



DIED AP'L 28, 1774 JE. 85, 



DILI) DEC. 18, 1778. JE. 56. 



DIED M'CH 24, 1845 M. 85, 



DIED MAY 28, 1857 M. 71 



STONE IN 1880. 


THE : BODY : OF : M r 



MARCH : THE : 14 : Til 

ANNO : 171U12 : IN 

THE : 80 : TIL : YE ARE 

OF : HIS : AUE* 

JUNE Ye 15 th 1727 

* [Ago may bo 80, GO, or poasibly 50.] 

1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 



Jeremiah Conkling 




173 4 

Here lies y e 

Body of Mr a 

Mercy y° wife 

of M r John Mille r 

Who Died J uly 

y e 30* 1744 in y e 

35* Year of 

her Age 

In Memory 

of Hannah y e 

Daughter of 

y c Rev d Samuel 

Bnell & Jerufha 

his Wife who 

died Apr 1 11 th 

1759 Aged 

3 Months 

M r SAMUEL & M» 
AGED 1 YEAR & 4 
M u DIED JAN f y 20* 
17 48/9 







APRIL 21°' 1741 

In Memory of 

Peter Buell Son 
of the Rev d 

Samuel Bnell & 
Jerufha his Wifq, 

who died June 

2 d 17G1 in y e 8 th 
Year of his Age 

In Memory 

of Efther y° 

Daughter of y e 

Rev (1 Samueil 

Buell & Jerufha 

his Wife who 

died Nov 13 th 

1757 Aged 
1 Year & 10 M° 

In Memory of 
Efther Daught'r 
of -y e Rev d Samu- 
el Buell & Jeru- 
fha his Wife 
Who died June 
y e 19 th 1754 

aged 2 Years 

Here lyes Buried 
the Body of 

Jonathan Hunting 

31.A. Who Departed this 

Life Sep 1 3 d Anno l)om ni 1750 

in y e 3G* Year of His Age 

Mary Hunting, 
Daugh. of Doct r 
Edward and M ra 
Marcy Hunting 
Died April 11 th 
1745 Aged 1 Year 
& 3 Months 

Edward Son of 
])' Edward and 
Mercy Hunting 
Dec d Aug** 9 th 
1738 Aged 4 
Years & 10 Months 

In Memory of 

Samuel y e Son 

of Eliphelet & 

Phebe Straiten 

who died Octo r 

12th 1753 in y° 

25* Year 

of his Age 

Here lyes Buried 
y e Body of Doct r 

Edward Hunting Who departed 
this Life April y e 10* 
Anno Ddm ni 1745 in y e 
42» d Year of His Age 





SEPT' 19* 1706. 

In Memory of 
Phebe y e Daught'r 
of Eliphelet & 
Phebe Stratten 
who died July 
12* 1702 in y" 
30* Year of 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, [April, 

In Memory of 

Mary y e Daught'r 

of Eliphelet & 

Phebe Stratten 

who died June 

8 th 1761 in y c 32* 

Year of Her Age 

In Memory of 


Jofeph Of born 

who died 

Nov r 21« 1786 

in the 82 d year 

of his age 


M r David Stratton 

who died Jan? 6 th A.D. 

1770 Aged 48 Years 

In Memory of 
Hannah Wife of 


Jofeph Of born 

who died 

Nov 6* 1775 

in the 67 th year 

of her age 

In Memory of 



Joseph Osborne 

by Hannah his 

Wife he died Sept* 

the ]5* h 1772 in 

the 30 th Year of 

his Age 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Mary Osborn 

Wife of Mr Jofeph 

Of born who died 

Auguft 9th 1783 

aged 43 years 

My flefli Jhall /lumber 

in the ground, 
Till the last trumpet's 

joyful found 
Then burft the chains 

with fweet furprife 
And in my Saviour's 
image rife. 

In Memory of 

Mr. Jofeph Of born 

who died 

April 2 d 1798 

In the (I0 ,h year 

of his ago 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Hannah 

Hedges Relict of 

M r Jonathan Hed- 

-ges, who died 

Jan 1 * 12'h 17 ()2 

in the 83 d year 

of her age 

In Memory of 
Mr. Lewis Of born 

who died 
Sept r 14t>' 1783 
aged 3(> years 

Robert L. Hedges 

Son of Mr. Reuben 

& Mrs. Hannah 

Hedges : died 

Feb* 7 th 1793 

aged 5 mouths 

In Memory of 

Mr. Jeremiah Miller, 

who departed 

this life 

July 11 th 1794 

in the G7 th year 

of his age 

Behold and fee as you p.afs by 

As you are now fo once was I 

As I am now you foon will be 

Prepare for Death to folloxo me 


1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island* 


Here lies the 

Remains of 

Peggy Negro 

Serv* to Cap 1 

Abraham Gardiner 

aged 22 years 

In Memory of 

Eleazer Miller 


who died March. 

15 th 1788 

in the 92 d year 

of his Age 

Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

Matthias Burnet 

Esq r who Died October 

the 4 th 174-5 
in y° 72 d Year of his Age 





1742 IN THE 21"» 






17415 IN THE 42» 



of Elizabeth the 

Wife of Matthias 

Burnit Efq r who 

died April 27 th 1761 

in the 8G* Year 

of her Age 



died Octo r 4 th A.D. 1770 

Aged 81 Years 

DIED OCTk 28 th 



David Hedges 


William & M rs 

Temperance Hedges 

died June 23» 

17 5 3 




M rs Temperance Hedges died decr 13 th 1753 aged 1 month and 

23 DAYS 

In Memory of 
M r Jofiah Miller 

who died 
Auguft 12th 1773 

in the 49 th year 

Mary Daught'r 

of M«- Elifha & 

Jerufha Conk 

ling died Dec mr 

y e 10 th 1756 

aged 2 Years 

In Memory of 

Fhebe y« Wife of 

M' Jofiah Miller 

who died Scpt r 12 th 

1758 in y» G2 d Year 

of her age 


Samuel Miller 


Jeremiah & M™ 
Ruth Miller 

DIED AUG*' 31"* 1754 


& 22 D" 


of Jerufha y e Wife 

of M r Elifha Conkling 

Jnn r who died May 

y° 30 th A.D. 1757 

in y e 33 d Year 

of her age 

In Memory of 
Elizabeth y« Wife 
of Benjamin Ayers 
who died April l't 
1757 in yo 30t h Year 
of her Age 

210 Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, [April, 

IN MEMORY of la Memory pf 

who died July 26* who dicd MiU . ch 

A.D. 17(17 in the 12 tii i7gg 

4H Year of in the 86* year 

hls A £ e of his Age 

[A footstone to grave next that of John Hedges is marked D.H. 1769.] 

IN MEMORY of In Memory of 


wife of JOHN M r Jofiah & M r » 

HEDGES who Mary Hedges; 
Died April the 18 th who died 

A.D. 1772 in the Auguft 28th 
69 th Year of 17 7 8 

Her Age aged 12 years 

Jofiah Son of Samuel Son of 

Daniel & Jerufha M r Jonathan & 

Hedges who Zervia Hedges 

died May y e 22 d who died Janr? 

1769 Aged G 14th 1771 

weeks & 6 Days Aged 4 Years 

& 1 Mo 

In Memory of David Hedges Son of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Zerviah Hedges who 
died Jan'y 19* 1777 in the 9* year of his Age. 

In Memory of Temperance Hedges Daughter of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Zerviah 
Hedges who died July 22d 1777 in the 17th year of her age. 


of Deacon JOHN 


died March 14* 1768 

in the 61 st Year of 

Ids Age 

This was Ids farewell dying Word 

Tis blefsed dying in the Lord ; 

How great such Blcfsednefs will be, 

He left this World and went to see. 

In Memory of In Memory of 

CLEMKNOE IIUNTTING Mrs. Zerviah lied- 

the Wife of Deacon 
John Huntting 

lvirs. Servian ueu- 
-ges Relict of Mr. 
Jonathan Hedges 

who died July 19, A.D. who died 

1776 in the 7l ft Year March 8* 1792 

of her Age in the 56 th year 

of her age 

IN MEMORY of In Memory of 

Elizabeth ye Wife M r A Alt OK ISAACS 

of Burnet Miller 

who died Sepf 11th 

"JSMSft^Z "97, in the 75th year 

y° 16 th 1765 in the 
37* Year of her Age 

of his age 

In Memory of CLARRY Daughter of Mr. Aaron & Mrs. Efther Isaacs who 
died Dec r 5 th 1789 aged 3 years 2 mo. & 5 days. 

In Memory of CLARISSA only Daughter of Mr. Aaron & Mrs Efther Isaacs 
Who died Oct 1 ' 27 th 1798 aged 7 years 8 months and 9 days. 

Sarah Daughter of M' Henry & M» Annie ChaUleld died April 15* 1783 in the 
8* Year of her Aire. 

1900.] Hasey — Green, 211 


Communicated by Deloraine P. Corey, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

The paper, of which the following is a copy, was given me by our 
associate, El bridge H. Goss, Esq., of Melrose, Mass. It adds to 
our knowledge of Lieut. William Hasey and his early location before 
his appearance at Rumney Marsh, and contains important additions 
to the family of Henry and Esther Green, as given in the Vinton 
Memorial and Greene's Descendants of Thomas Green. Esther 
(Hasey) Green, the writer, was baptized in the First Church, Bos- 
ton, " 23 day 1 mo. 1651 " and died at Stoneham, Mass., February 
26, 1747-8, aged 98. 

An Account of M rs Esther Green's Parents, Birth &c. My Parents were 
William Hasey, <& Sarah his Wife. My name was Esther Hasey. 

J was Born at Puling Point in the Year 1(150 the 20 th Day of March. 

When J was four or live Years old my Father Bemoved his Family to 
Bumny Marish where J Lived with him while J was almost twenty and two 
Years old. Then J married to Henry Green of Maiden the 11 th day of 
January in the Year 1672. 

My first Child Henry was Born the 24 th of November in the Year 1G72. 

My Second Child Esther was born the 3 d of September in the Y r ear 1G74. 

My Third Child Martha was Born the 9 th of Octoher, in the Year 1G76. 

My Fourth Child Joseph was horn the 27 tb of October, in the Year 1G78. 

My Fifth Child Daniel was Born the 30 th of January, in the Year 1681. 

My Sixth Child Dorcas was Born the 31 8t of December in the Y r ear 1G82. 

My Seventh Child Lydia was Born the Eleventh of August in the Year 

My Eight Child Jacob was Born the 10 th of May in the Year 1689. 

My Lydia was married to Thomas Lynd of Maiden the 22 (1 of July in the 
Year 1708. Her Thomas was Born the 27 th of March in the l^ear 1711. 
Her Jonathan was Born the 14 Ul of March in the Year 1714. 
Her Jacob was Born the Eighteenth of May in the Y r ear 17 J 6. 
Her Lydia was Born the Thirty & first of May in the Y r ear 1723. 

My Martha Dyed the 3 d of February in the Year 1G78. 

My Husband Dyed the Nineteenth of September in the Year 1717. 

My Jacob Dyed the Nineteenth of July in the Year 1723. 

Jabez Croon dyed the I3 ,h of July 171 G, be[m^] Nine Y r ears and Eight 
Dayes Old. 

Thomas Cutler Died the 13 th of May 1721, being Six weeks Old. 

Nathan Green Died the l 8t of June in the Year 1728 being 24 years &3 
months old. 

Joseph Wylley Died the 2 d of June in the Year 1728 being 11 years & 
3 months old. 

Eheiiozar Croon Died the 1G of August in the Year 1728 being 82 years 
old lacking 5 weeks. 

My Henry Married to Hannah Flagg of Woburn the 9 th of January in 
the year lG'JG. 



212 Notes concerning Roger Williams, [April, 

My Joseph Married to Hannah Green of Maiden the 24 th of December 
in the year 1700. 

My Daniel Married to Mary Bucknam of Maiden the 2 of December in 
the year 1708. 

My Esther married to Eleazar Flagg of Woburn the 17 th of January in 
the year 1G95. 

My Dorcas married to John Wylley of Lynn the 19 of December in the 
Year 1705. 

My Lydea was married to Thomas Lynd of Maiden the 22 d of July in the 
Year 1708. 

My Jacob was Married to Dorathy Lynd of Maiden the 8 th of July in the 
Year 1713. 


By Almon D. Hodges, Jr. 

[Continued from Vol. 53, page 64.] 


A regent discovery necessitates a correction of the probable maid- 
en name of Mrs. Williams as given in my previous notes, the author- 
ity for which was Moses Brown's copy of a letter written by William 
Harris to Capt. Deane under date of 14 Nov., 1666. Mr. Robert 
Harris of Pomfret, Conn., writes as follows : 

Pomfret, Feb. 22, 1900. 

Dear Sir : At last the original copy, by William Harris himself, of his 
letter to Capt. Deane has been found at the Rhode Island Historical Society. 
I have seen it and possess a certified copy of the same. The brother of Mr. 
Williams's wife is there written Barnard, not Warnard, and the letter was 
not well copied either by Moses Brown or Wm. J. Harris. 

Win. J. Harris was not nephew of Moses Drown, whose third and last 
wife was born Phebe Waterman. She then married a Lockwood, and this 
Mrs. Lockwood was Wm. J. Harris's grandmother. I was led into error 
by always hearing him speak of Mr. Brown as " Uncle Moses." 

Yours very truly, Robert Harris. 

Mr. Harris also sent me his certified copy of the letter with a note 
from Mr. Clarence S. Brigham, librarian of the 11. I. Historical 
Society to the effect that the initial letter of the name is clearly B. 
Another name, copied Ostlen by Moses Brown, is written Ostlers 
by Harris. The letter is endorsed, in William Harris's writing : 
"A copey of a letter to Capta[y ? Jne Deane (soe far as concerns Roger 
Williams." It is further endorsed in the writing of Moses Brown 
and of his amanuensis : "Letter from Win. Harris to Capt. Deane 
16(')(), " and also "with an iicct of 11. W. conduct towards Wm. II. 
— Nov. 1.1, 1G0G, this year he was an Assistant, copyd 25th, 3dm. 


Dorchester Christian Names. 



Communicated by William B. Teask of Dorchester. 

The following are a few of the early christian names, male 
and female, appearing on the Dorchester (Massachusetts) town and 
church records. 

Addingstill Willoyes. 

Amity Morse (had Unity, b. 1721). 

Blisse Tolman. 

Charity Pelton. 

Christian Monk. 

Comfort Foster. 

Consider Atherton. 

Constant Hawes. 

Content Wales. 

Deliverance Leadbetter. 

Dependanee Collecot. 

Desire Clap. 

Exercise Henshaw. 

Experience Blake. 

Faith Withington. 

Freedom Woodward. 

Freegift Coggeshall. 

Freegrace Lion. 

Freelove Monk (dau. of Hope). 

Grace Tileston. 

Hope Atherton. 

Ilopestill Swift. 

Increase Sumner. 

Mercy Hill. 

Mindwell Pond. 

Obedience ToplifF. 

Patience Spnrr. 

Praise ever Turner. 

Preserved Rush. 

Prudence Pay son. 

Purchase Capen. 

Recompense Osborcu 
Release Humphry. 
Relief Blake. 
Rely Homes. 
Remember Elder. 
Remembrance Lippincot 
Renew Weeks. 
Renewed Kingsley. 
Repent Weeks. 
Rest Swift. 
Return Clap. 
Roleon god Cotton. 
Rush Paul. 
Salter Searl. 
Silence Baker. 
Sion Morse. 
Standfast Foster. 
Submit Bird. 
Supply Clap. 
Take Heed Munnings. 
Thanks Clap. 
Thankful White. 
Truecross Minot. 
Unite Moseley. 
Vigalence Fisher. 
Wait Clap. 

"Wait a While Makepeace. 
Waiting Plumb. 
Waitstill Wyatt. 
Watching Atherton. 

Silence and Submit, twin (laughters of John Withington, born 15 Janu- 
ary, 1082, died same year. 

Patience and Grace, twin daughters of Hezekiah Barber and Eunice his 
wife, born August 17, 1739. 

Waitstill and Patience, daughters of James and Elizabeth Bishop, born 
August G, 1700, died same day. 

Israel Stougliton Dan forth son to Mr. John Danforth borne the 14th of 
Oct. 1 087. [An early middle name.] 

214 Abstracts of English Wills. [April, 


Communicated by Lothrof Withington, Esq., 30 Little Russell Street, W. C. London. 
[Continued from page 97.] 

Joseph Pemberton, gentleman, Ipswich. Will 12 Nov., 1645 ; proved 
2 Sept., 1647. William Pemberton my kinsman late of Bredfeild Suffolk, 
having made me his executor, to Deborah his daughter when 21 as by will. 
To wife Alice messuage in St. Mary Elmes for life then to brother Mat- 
thewe Pemberton of Coggeshall, Essex. To wife all plate, then to niece 
Elizabeth daughter of said Matthew Pemberton and wife's neice Alice 
Phillipps. To my wife Alice £80 a year. To sister Anne Burrett widow 
£5 a year. To Mr. Jacob Caley of Ipswich, executor, £50. He owes me 
£100. To Joseph Clifford son of Thomas Clifford of Ipswich £20 when 
21. To Thomas, James and Elizabeth Clifford children of said Thomas 
.Clifford when 21. To wife's kinsman William Stamyfer of London, car- 
penter, £50. To BezalieH Carter, clerk, my nephew £20. To Paul Pem- 
berton my nephew £25 for books to add to his library. To Elizabeth now 

wife of Adams my niece £10. To Hannah Pemberton now wife 

of Robert Scott my neice .£20. To Hester Carter my neice daughter of 
sister Barrett. To nephews William Carter and Roger Carter £20 each. 
To nephew Richard Pemberton son of my brother Matthew Pemberton 
when 22 JE20 and ditto to his sister Bridget at 21. To nephew Matthew 
Pemberton son of my brother Matthew Pemberton £20. To nephew 
Cyman Pemberton £5. To kinsman John Pemberton son of Mr. William 
Pemberton when 24. Richard Pemberton son of my brother Richard 
Pemberton £200. To Scholastica Payne wife of John Payne at St. Mary 
Elmes 40s per annum for her poore children. To Mrs. Ward, widow of 
Samuel Ward, preacher, annually, of 20s. To poore of St. Mary Elmes 20s. 
Witnesses: John Fuller, Thomas Clifford, Jon. Storr. Fines, 191. 

William Pemberton Bredfield, Suffolk, yeoman. Will 12 October, 
1640; proved 12 Nov. 1640. To wife Grace lands etc. in Kirton for life 
then to son John (under 18). To son John lands in Uft'ord in occupation 
of Daniel Catte. To son William lands etc. in Bredfeild. To daughter 
Debora (under 21) tenements etc. in Bredfeild in occupation of Richard 
Woodward and £120. To son William lands in Marlesford. To sister 
Foster's children Cecilie, Charles and Debora and husband Patrick Foster. 
Kinsman Joseph Pemberton of Ipswich, gentleman, executor. Jeffrey 
Burwell Esq, to assure son John's lands. Witnesses : Robert Marry, Oliver 
Cuncman, Patrick Foster. Codicil (nuncupative) Oct. 1640. To kinsfolk 
Rebecca and Martha daughters of John Payne 40s each. To servants 
Thomas Spurdeu, Robert Berrell, John Roe and Margaret Myles, 10s each. 
Witnesses : wife Grace and Cecely wife of Patrick Foster. 

[Mr. Waters (Register, vol. 41), p. 248) has given the wills of the father of 
Joseph Pemberton and of his brother Paul. — L. W.] 

[The will of John Pemberton, Lawford, Essex, printed in tho Register, vol. 
39, p. (il, mentions his brother James in New England. For an account of the 
hitler's family, see UicaiSTKU for October, 181)2. 

In the Ukoihtuu, vol. 11), |). 218', Mr. Waters gives the will of Paul Pcm- 
bt r i' toil, who mentions his brothers Benjamin, Joseph and Malhias Pemberton. 
This is preceded by the will of William Pemberton, which speaks of his sons 
Richard, Joseph, Benjamin, Paul and M'athie Pemberton. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. 215 

Sir Richard Lechpord, Shelwood, Surrey, Kt. Will 16 March, 1610; 
proved 4 August, 1611. To poore of Leigh als Lye £8 ; do. of Charlewood, 
40s. To Eliz. Lechford daughter of my sou Henry Lechford dec. 100 marks 
to be paid after death of Dame Elinor my wife. Residue of goods to my sou 
W m Lechford after death of Dame Elinor aforesaid. Wife, Dame Elinor, 
executor. Overseers : brothers-in-law Sir John Morgan, Kt., and John Theo- 
bald, Esq. If I die during minority of heir, friends John Sands Esq. of 
Lethered Surrey, gent, Richard Dallender of Leighe aforesaid, gent., and 
William Mulcaster and Robert llatton, both of Middle Temple, London, 
gentlemen, to compound with His Majesty for wardship. If any profit by dis- 
posing of my grandchild Richard Lechford in marriage or by lands to be laid 
out by said John Sands, Richard Dallender, William Malcaster, and Robert 
llatton etc. etc. Witnesses : Chr. Currier, Wm. Mulcaster, John Briscome, 
John Lechford. 

Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Berry (1608-1614), folio 316. 

Dame Elianor Letciiford, Farneham, Surrey, widowe, late wife of Sir 
Richard Lechford Kt. deceased, and executor of his will. AVill 6 March, 
1611/12 ;. proved 26 May, 1612. Have paid to Mr. Richard Dallender £8 
for poore of Leigh. To poore of Charlewood 40s. To Eliz. Lechford daughter 
of late son-in-law Henry Lechford 100 marks as by Sir Richard's will, also £80 
from Richard Lechford grandson and heir of Sir Richard Lechford. If Eliz. 
die, to her sister Ann Lechford. To my sister Lady Morgan my wach etc. 
To my sister Theobald velvet gowne. To my sister Mary Morgan £20 etc. 
To my neice Ann Theobald £5 and carkonest of pearle and gold. To my 
goddaughter Ellinor Mulcaster daughter of W m Mulcaster of Charlewood, 
gent. £5. To said W" Mulcaster 20 nobles and husband's long cloak lined 
with taffeta. To my mother Morgan hooped gold ring. To cozen Ambrose 
Lovelace 2 dozen gold buttons. To Lady Randell diamond ring. To 
schoolmaster of Farneham 40s. a year during ministry of my sonne W m 
Lechford for 2 poor scholars on nomination of my brother Sir John 
Morgan. To sons in law John Lechford and Thomas Lechford £5 each. 
To George Duncombe gent, piece of plate. To servants Catherine Thomp- 
son, Joane Ayon and Thomas Harman bedding etc. To poore of Farne- 
ham £5, of Leigh £5, of Charlewood 20s. Rest to son William Lech- 
ford, executor. Guardian of son William, brother Sir John Morgan. Over- 
seers and e.vecutors during minority of William : brother Sir John Morgan, 
Cozens Sir Ralph Boswell, Kt., and Sir Edward Culpepper, Kt, and brother- 
in-law John Theobald, Esq. If son William Lechford die, to right heirs of 
Sir Richard Lechford, paying to my said sons-in-law John Lechford and 
Thomas Lechford £100 each etc. etc. etc. To be buried in chancel of 
Leigh church near husband. Witnesses: John Morgan, George Duneombe, 
Mary Morgan, Eliz. Lechford, John Lechford, Will Mulcaster, Francis 

Archdeaconry of Surrey, Register Berry (1608-1614), folio 208. 

[These wills show the utter jumble of the Lechford pedigree in Manning 
Bray's "Surrey." Thomas Lechford .of the "Note Book ""was probably a 
grandson of Sir Richard, not a son, as often suggested.— L. W. 

For an account of Sir Kichard Lechford, his wife Eleanor Morgan, and the 
sons John and Thomas, children by his first Avife Ann Lusher, see a sketch of 
the life of Thomas Lechford, prctixed to the publication of his diary and writ- 
ten by J. Hammond Trumbull, Esq. No proof has ever been presented to estab- 
lish the identity of the diarist and the Thomas mentioned in. Dame Lechford's 
will. Walter K. Watkins.] 

VOL. LIV. 15 



216 Abstracts of English Wills. [April, 

Alexander Sharman, Thrundeston, county Suffolk, gentleman. Will 
2 Nov. 1034; proved 8 May 1035 by Thomas Dey, Jr. To be buried by 
wife and daughter in church of Little Thornham. To grandchild Sharman 
Deye lands in Little Thornham, he to release to his brother Thomas Deye 
gifts bequeathed by will of William Deye their father. Frances Dwight 
after his mother's decease to surrender right from lands held of Manor of 
Netherhall in Eyr when 24 held by said William by deed 21 James 30 Oct. 
given to use of me said Alexander and Elizabeth my wife and my heirs 20 
Oct. 11 Charles. To Abigail Deye sister of Thomas. To my cossen 
Lyonell Chevvete of Dedham County Essex. Supervisor : Thomas Deye of 
Hoxon, gentleman. Executor : my grandchild Thomas Deye. 

Consistory of Norwich, Register 1G35, folio 1. 

[For the Shermans and Lionel Chewte or Chute, see Register, vol. 50, index. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

Richard Hunt, St. Mary, Woolchurch, London. Will 1 April, 
1G43; proved 30 Jan'y, 1643/4. " Deare wife and welbeloved with 
all our Deare and sweete children I waiting day lie for my change and 
dissolution am willing to leave with you this my last will and Testa- 
ment, I being at this present time in perfect health of body and quiet 
of mind at Peace with God and all persons in the world, but knowinge the 
life of everie man and woman as momentous and uncertaine I have written 
this my last will and testament with my owne hand in the time of my health 
least the omittance of it should trouble mee in the time of my sickness or at 
the hour of death when the thoughts and meditations of other things will be 
more needfull." Estate in (3) parts, One third to dear and loving wife Jane 
Hunt, which I hope amounts to £1800 in goods, chattels and Had mones 
besides her Jewells and rings ; also great silver Bason and Ewer with 2 faire 
flaggon potts ; also lease of our house at Hackney Parishe in M carer 
Streete paying yearlio-Rent £29-15 to Mr. Walter a Councille 1 ' of Grays 
Inns. One third to children, viz: to eldest son Josiah Hunt £800 at 21 ; 
to eldest daughter Sarah Hunt £500 at 21 ; to daughter Katherine £500 at 
21 ; to young son Nathaniel £500 at 21 or marrying by consent of his 
mother ; to son Richard £500 at 21 ; to child unborn, if wife is with child, 
£400 etc. For rest of estate : To brother John Hunt £00 for his children. 
To brother Win Hunt £20 for his children, besides £40 formerly lent him. 
To sister Ellen's children, viz : Win Tompson £10 ; to Geo. Tompson £20 ; 
to Richard Tompson £10 ; to Thos. Tompson £10 if he return from warrs 
& sets up a trade ; to other two in the country £5 apiece. To sister Jane 
for her children, £40. To sister Anne for her children £40. To brother 
John Watkin 40s. and to my sister 20 s for rings. To Tobias Watkin £5. 
To Arthur Watkin £5. To my brother Richard Kent £5. To loving 
master Capt. Edw. Ditchfield one of the best friends in the world £10. To 
dear friend Wm Greenhill £5. To Mr. Freake lecturer of Woolchurch 
£3. To 10 other ministers (2 being Mr. Trebell and Mr. Rawlinson and 
8 other as wife sees lit) £30. To Mrs. Katherine Middleton 30s. for rent. 
To Mrs, Mary Gray 30s. To Mr. Hugon llovill Mr. Hooper and Mr. 
Wilson 20s. each. To Isaac Knight £3. To Mr. John Carter £3. To 
Mrs. Alice Allen 20s. To Thomas Stivers, Sr. 40s. To Hannah 40s. To 
Joseph Morduck 20s. To W m Sawyer £3. To Edw. Hiller, if he serves 
his time, 40s. To M rs Katherine Exally £5. To Richard Pierson 20s. 
To Mrs. Jane Laney 20s. To Artillerie Company 20s. To poore of 
Mary Woolchurch 20 nobles. To poore £30. To Sibbell Jones £5. To 

1900.] Abstracts of English Wills. 217 

the kitchen maid 20s. As to rest of estate, I hope about £800, £100 for 
(laughter Sara As to land ventured for in Ireland to be gained & settled 
& son Josia to have it, but £300 to be broken off his portion for other 
children. If any children die, portion thus : To wife £100 ; to brother 
John's children, if Protestants, £o00 ; to brother William's child £200 if 
ditto ; to Rich. Tompson £100 ; to Geo. Tompson, £100 ; to Thomas 
Tompson, £100 ; to brother William's son Haphe Hunt, £50 ; to sister 
Ellen's children in the country £100 ; to sister Jane's children £150 ; to 
sister Elizabeth's children £150 ; to sister Anne's children £150 ; to Tobie 
Watkin and Arthur, £20 each ; to Sibbell Jones, £20 ; to brother Kent's 
children £60 ; to William Sawyer £20. To New England towards, a 
library, £20. To Edward Hiller £3. To Elizabeth my maid 40s. Rest 
to wife for poore ministers and widowes. Wife executor. Overseers 
Capt. Edward Ditchfield, Mr. Hugon Howell, Mr. Thos "Wood. Witnesses : 
William Medley, John Peace. 

Commissary of London (Town section), Register 29, folio 213. 

[This early bequest for a library for New England alone entitles this will to 
publicity. The testator is also nearly connected with our early families, pos- 
sibly a brother-in-law of Henry Sewall, sr. — L. YV\] 

[The testator was Captain Richard Hunt, fourth captain in the Red Regiment, 
one of the auxiliary regiments to the London Train Bands, which did such #reat 
service at the Battle of Newbury. U\ this he was slain on the 20 Sept., 1043, 
and was buried at Newbury. There is no record of his burial in the register of 
St. Mary Woolehurch Haw Church, London, where are recorded the baptism of 
his children by his wife Jane as follows : 15 May, 1033, Sarah; 15 Aug., 1G34, 
Rebecca; 1 June, 1G3G, Josiah; 1 Aug., 1G37, Marie (bur. 19 Apr., 1G38) ; 13 
Nov., 1G38, Isaac; 11 Oct., 1039,, Thomas; 24 Dec., 1040, Katharine; 7 Jam, 
1641, Nathaniel; 8 Feb., 1042, Richard; " Shadrach, son of Capt. Richard Hunt, 
bur. 5 Apr., 1047." Capt. Hunt was a confectioner in " Rcarebinder Lane," 
Which was in Swithin's Lane, Cannon St., in the vicinity of the church of 
St. Mary Woolehurch Haw, which was burned in 1G00, and stood formerly near 
the stock market on the site of the Mansion House. After that date the parish 
became part of that of St. Mary Woolnoth, which stands at the western ends of 
Lombard Street and King William Street. Richard, son of Richard Hunt, was 
baptized at St. Mary Woolehurch Haw, 14 Feb., 1584. His brother John was 
baptized 3 July, 158G. 

Capt. Hunt was a member of the Honorable Artillery Company of London. 
Under the dates 2G Sept., 1631, and 4 Aug., 1G35, the name of Richard Hunt 
appears on the Hoi] in the " Ancient Vellum Book" of the company. His '• best 
friend," Capt. Edward Dttchtleld, was a prominent member of the Artillery 
Company and one of its " Assistants " in 1G33; he was also of St. Mary Wool- 
church p:irish. 

John Harvard, who died 14 Sept., 1G38, left half his estate, £779-17-2, to the 
college, which has perpetuated his name by adopting it. This example induced 
many to make contributions to the college. The Lady Ann Movvlson, of Lon- 
don, gift of £100 was in 1013. The bequest of £20 by Capt; Hunt " to New 
England towards a library " was probably a bequest to Harvard College, though 
I fail to ilud any record of its receipt. As a member of the Honorable Artillery 
Company of London, how T ever, he may have heard from Major Robert Keayne 
of his desire to establish a library in Boston, and which Keayne did by his will 
in 1G53, and bequeathed " to the beginning of that Library my 3 great writing 
books." In regard to his Irish Lands, Hunt was an adventurer in the same, and 
subscribed under the Act of 17 Charles I., Chap. 33, the sum of £G00. Two 
others of the name, Richard Hunt, subscribed ; one was a mercer, the other a 
skinner, and both also of London. 

The inrolments of their certificates are preserved in the olllcc of the Chief 
Remembrancer of the Exchequer, in the Dublin Record Olllcc, at the Four Courts, 
Dublin. They are Roll xiv., membrane 27; Roll xxviii, membrane 15; and 
Roll xxx., membrane 40. Walter Kknoall Watkins.] 



218 Abstracts of English Wills. [April, 

Makgauet Smith, Rolveden, Kent, widow. Will 8 Oct., 1629 ; proved 
24 Nov., 1G2D. To be buried in All Saints Hastings Church. To St. 
Clement's Hastings. To soime Armiger Barlpwe £20 etc. To sonne 
Thomas Barlowe £20 etc. To his wife. To grandchild Alexander Pres- 
ton £20. To daughter Mary Preston. To sonne-in-lawe Thomas Higgen- 
son, clerk £5. To daughter Bridgett Iliggenson 30s. etc. To grandchildren 
Margaret Olive, Rowland Olive, Judith Olive 20s. each. To sister Mrs. 
Godbod. To cozen Mary wife of Francis Alfrey, clerk. To Mary Tap- 
ham. To sister Mrs. Walkinson. To grandchild W 1 " Fermor and KHz. 
Fermor £10 each. Overseers: 2 brethren Mr. Thos. Squire and Mr. Row- 
land Squire. Ridley, 98. 

Piullipp Stokes, Farley, Sussex, gent. Will 10 March, 1587/8 ; 
proved 20 Oct., 1588. Lands in Gestley and Tcklesham to nephew Saint 
John Hobson, then to nephew James llobson, then to nephew Oliver Pley- 
dell paying out of my house at Stock in Getling £30 yearly for life to Ellen 
Edmonds my sister's daughter, etc. etc. To niece Elizabeth Hobson £40. 
Tp nephew William Baylye of Moncton, parish of Chipnam, Wilts, £20. To 
Wenefride Ferris my niece 5 marks. To servant Richard Bancks £6. To 
brother llobson's servants 20s. Residue to nephew Oliver Pleydell, execu- 
tor. Overseers: nephew Robert Shelling. of Ilorsley and nephew William 
Baylye of Chipnam. To cozen Snelling a nagge with 5 marks. Witnesses : 
Robert Howe, Will Harmer, Rob. Gosett, etc. Leicester, 2. 

[John Barley of Salesbury, Massachusetts, came from Chippenham. Philip 
Stokes was evidently one of the St. Johns of Ledeard Tryoze. — L. W.] 

[Mr. William Bayly of Monkton Manor, Chippenham, Wilts., had baptized 
a daughter, Margaret, 27 April, 1587, and others at later dates. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

William Alcott, Stockingford, Nuneaton, Warwick, yeoman. Will 
28 July, 1035 ; proved 1G'15(?). Ann now wife of Robert Jarant to enjoy 
moiety of messuages etc. where Robert Jarant dwelleth purchased of John 
Davye son and heir of Thomas Davy late of Stockingford dec. and all 
stocks etc. I hereby bequeth to sons Roger Alcott Also to Robert mes- 
suages etc. in Astley, Warwick, late in occupation of Humphrey Gee w ch I 
enjoy by gift of Isabel Freeman my wife's sister late dec. and according 
to lier device to sou Roger. Also to Roger £"20. table, etc. etc. To my 
brother Robert Alcott the next fall of all that my wood called Standing Dale 
in Over Whiteacre Warwick purchased of William Miller of Nether White 
Acre yeoman when 9 or 10 years of age in growthe from the last fall. Also 
for life Room in my Barne for corne or graine etc. etc. To Christian Byard 
new featherbed etc. to be given to her mother till she is 21. To daughter's 
son Arthur Miller Standing Dale Wood etc. when he is 21 paying to Chris- 
tian Byard his sister by the mother £10 at 21. If Arthur Miller die wood 
to son Roger Alcott. To daughter Isabcll residue of household goods as 
given by her aunt Isabell Freeman etc. To William Byard, Thomas Byard 
and Christian Byard my daughter's children £20 each at 21. To my sister 
Constance 40s. etc. To Thomas Mil ward 10s. To servants 6s. 8(1. To 
poore of Stockingford 5s. Residue to wife [Christian] and sonn John 
Alcott, executors. Witnesses: Thomas Millward, Robert Alcott, Robert 
Guy, Elizabeth Dickens, James Goodwyn. 

Consistory of Lichlield and Coventry, file for 1G35. 

Joane Odiemk, St. Botolph's, Aldersgate, London, widow. Will, 25 Feb. 
3 ('has. 1. ; proved 8 January, 1(528/1). To be buried in St. Botolph's 



1000.] Abstracts of English Will*. 219 

church. To poore of St. Botolph's 20s. Ditto of Cowley, Middlesex, 20s. 
To Thomas and Robert Yale soimes of Michael Yale of Cowley aforesaid 
clarke 5s. each. To Godchildren Roger Robbinsoii, Mary Russell, and 
Jane Bishop 5s. each. To Ann Aininer 5s. To Sonne Roger Richardson 
all personal estate etc. except to cozen Alee Bruster my greene perpetuano 
suite, to cozen Mary Hill my black perpetuano suite, to cozen Mary Jarman 
my best black Fryzado suite, to cozen Elizabeth Kingsfeild trundle bedd 
etc., to cozen Joan Jarman old fryzeado suit, to Alee Drue three needle 
wrought coushions, to Mary Johnson 1 table cloath and one dozen napkins 
etc., to M rs Alee Rayner of Cowley one rulf and cuffs, to Alee Yeate one 

best smock etc., and to Elizabeth Yate coife etc. to Ann one fryzado 

petticote. Son Roger Richardson, executor. Witnesses : Malice Yeate, 
Amy Nicholls, Ann Bedwell. Ridley, 2. 

[I would suggest this should be Odierne instead of Qdieme. Stephen Odierue 
of the city of Loudon, fishmonger, bachelor, and Joane Richardson of Giles, 

Cripplegate, widow of Richardson, late of same, weaver, were licensed 

by the Bishop of London, to be married at Fulham, Middlesex, 5 June, 1612. 

Walter K. Watkins.] 

John Ruggles the elder Nasing, Essex, diocese of London, husband- 
man. Will 17 January, 1643/4; proved 5 December, 1 Gil. To daughter 
Susan Gowers wife of John Growers of Thaxted 5s. To son-in-law John 
Growers of Thaxted £5. To grand daughter Anne Gowers daughter of 
John Gowers of Thaxted £5. To granddaughter Anne daughter of John 
Gowers to other five children of said John Gowers at 2 1 . To grand children 
Mary Gowers, John Gowers, Susan Gowers, Elizabeth Gowers and Jane 
Gowers 12d each at 21. In consideration I doe live with son John Ruggles 
and have board with him all rest to said son John Ruggles, executor. Wit- 
nesses James Fale, John Adam, W m Jos. 

Commissary of Loudon (Town) Register 29 (1642-1 G44), folio 380. 

[Mr. William Winters, F.R.H.S., printed a short account of the Ruggles 
family of Nazing in his "Memorials of the Pilgrim Fathers." He also gave 
extracts from the parish registers, giving many items of baptisms, marriages 
and burials in this family. Walter K. Watkins.] 

Richard Withington, clerk, Boulder, Kent. Will 5 Oct., 1626; 
proved 5 Nov., 1626. Lands in Sway and Lymington to brother Richard 
Withington, Jr., Cowshott Castle, executor. To cozen Margery Turner £5. 
Witnesses Richard Knoles, William Lake. Hele, 122. 

Nicholas Withington, London, merchant, intending to travel to West 
Indies. Will 11 March, 1619/20 ; proved 9 March, 1623/4. All to loving 
cozen llcury I Iclmes and Margaret his wii'o, executors. Witnesses Jo: 
Harrison, James Dolmen, lien: Bolton, Richard Langi'ord. liyrdc, 25. 

[The above parson was doubtless the Dorset youth of 21 who matriculated at 
Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1581. His brother of the same name was a soldier 
at Calshot Castle (at the point of Southampton Water, opposite Cowes), whose 
will I gave in the Register, Vol. 51. Margery Turner should be the wife of 
Richard Paul of Massachusetts, last wife also of our Henry Withington. 
Nicholas the merchant is a well known character, being one of the pioneers of 
the East India Company, and his ungrateful treatment*" by his employers is the 
subject of a memoir more than once reprinted. It now seems that, having ex- 
plored the east, Nicholas died following the sway of empire westward, 'The 
brevity of his will is annoying. He may possibly have been the youngest son 
of Dr. Oliver Withington.— L. W.] 

[To be continued.] 



220 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. [April, 


By Geo. A. Gordon, Recording Secretary of the Society. 

Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, January 10, 1900. — The Society held 
its annual meeting at Marshall P. Wilder hall, Society's house, 18 Somerset 
street, at half past two o'clock, this afternoon, Rev. Edward Griilin Porter, 
A.M., President, in the chair. 
I The report of the nominating- committee was presented, read and accepted, 

when the meeting proceeded to the election of ollicers for the year ensuing, 
agreeable to Article i. Chapter iv. of the By-laws. 

The annual report of the Council, with accompanying reports of the Stand- 
ing Committees, was presented and read by George Sumner Mann, Esq., 
which was accepted. 

The annual report of the Treasurer, in print, was read by title and accepted. 

The annual reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian and the 
Historiographer were severally presented, read and accepted. 

The meeting was addressed by Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., the 
' Vice-President for Maine, and by Col. Ezra Scollay Stearns, the Vice- 
President for New Hampshire. 

The President vacated the chair, calling upon Rev. Henry Allen Hazen, 
D.D., to preside as Chairman, in committee of the whole, when the tellers 
reported the result of the ballot, which was accepted, and the election of the 
following named ollicers, for the year 1900, was proclaimed, viz. : 

President. — Edward Griffin Porter, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

Vice-Presidents. — John Elbridge Hudson, A.M., LL.B., of Boston, Mass. ; 
«lames Phinney Baxter, A.M., of Portland, Me. ; Ezra Scollay Stearns, 
A.M., of Concord, N. 11. ; James Barrett, LL.D., of Rutland, Vt. ; Olney 
Arnold, of Paw tucket, It. I. ; Edward Elbridge Salisbury, LL.D., of New 
Haven, Conn. 

Recording Secretary.— George Augustus Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, 

Corresponding Secretary. — Henry Winchester Cunningham, A.B., of Bos- 
ton, IMass. 

Treasurer. — Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. 

Librarian. — John Ward Dean, A.M., of Medford, Mass. 

Councillors. — Eor the term 1900, 1901, 1902. Charles Knowles Bolton, 
A.B., of Brookline, Mass. ; Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, 
Mass. ; Andrew Eiske Ph.D., of Boston, Mass. 

The President then read the annual address, which was finely conceived, 
delivered with spirited eloquence, and listened to with close attention and 

The subject of printing the Proceedings of this annual meeting with the 
usual accompanying reports was referred to a committee, consisting of Charles 
Cowley, LL.D., of Lowell, Mass., Rev. William Copley Winslow, D.D., of 
Boston, Mass., William Taggard Piper, Ph.D., of Cambridge, Mass., Rev. 
Myron Samuel Dudley, A.M., of Boston, Mass., and Caleb Benjamin Tilling- 
hast, A.M., of Boston, with instructions to report at the stated meeting in 
February. To the same committee was also referred the subject of the bio- 
graphical sketches of deceased members, in the Towne Memorial Biographies, 
the Register and the Annual Proceedings. 


1900.] Proceedings of the 2T. E. ITist. Gen. Society. 221 

A report on the history of the ballot-box hitherto used by the Society, 
presented and read by Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., was accepted, and 
ordered on file. 

The meeting unanimously passed the following resolutions, viz. : 

" That the thanks of the Society be presented to Albert Harrison Hoyt, 
A.M., the retiring Corresponding Secretary, for his prolonged and faithful 
service to the Society in various offices for the past thirty years. 

Also, to Messrs. Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, A.M., George Sumner 
Mann, Esq., arid Henry Winchester Cunningham, A.B., who now complete 
a term of service as members of the Council. We congratulate them on the 
prosperous condition which the Society has attained in the years of their 

Whereas, Benjamin Barstow Torrey, Esq., a life member since 1864, 
has just entered upon his thirtieth year of active service as our Treasurer, 
which office he has filled without remuneration and with perfect satisfaction 
to the officers and members, therefore be it resolved 

That the New-England Historic Genealogical Society tenders to Mr. 
Torrey its deep appreciation of his invaluable service, of his unfailing cour- 
tesy, his faithful devotion to duty, his great ability in financial trusts, both 
to securely keep and increase the funds. 

That the Society heartily thanks Mr. Torrey for his long and acceptable 
services, thus specified, and orders that due record of these resolutions be 

The meeting then dissolved. 

February 1^, 1900. — The Society held a stated meeting, by postponement 
ordered by the Council, at the usual time and place. Mr. William Taggard 
Piper, Ph.D., was called to preside as Chairman. The ordinary routine re- 
ports were made and accepted. 

Twenty-two new members were elected by unanimous ballot. 

The Special Committee on printing the biographies, &c, reported and 
adopted, to wit : 

First. That there be no further delay in the publication of additional 
volumes of the Towne Memorial biographies, in consequence of the non- 
receipt of sketches of members who have been deceased more than ten years. 

Second. That the memoirs of honorary and corresponding members 
should be brief, not exceeding, as a general rule, one or two pages. 

Third. That the memoirs of resident members of whom extensive bio- 
graphies have already been published, should also be brief, giving references 
to the best biographies, already printed. 

Fourth. — That the memoirs of resident members in the Towne Memorial 
biographies should not exceed, as a rule, five pages in length. 

Fifth. That the proceedings of the Annual Meeting ol* the Society, with 
brief memoirs of such members as have died dining the year, be printed as 
a supplement to the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, and 
that a copy of said supplement be sent to every member of the Society, free 
of charge ; provided that the first of said supplements shall contain sketches 
of the members who have died during the last two years. 

After remarks by Rev. Dr. Henry Allen Hazen, Rev. Dr. Wm. Copley 
Winslow, Dr. Charles Cowley, Rev. Anson Titus, Ilosea Starr Ballpu, 
Robert Nixon Tappan, George Kuhn Clarke, William Blake Trask and 
John Joseph May, esquires, and a letter read from James Phinney Baxter, 
A.M., Vice-President for Maine, the following minute of respect was adopt- 
ed, unanimously, by a rising vote : 



222 Notes and Queries, [April, 

" Tn the death of Reverend Edward Griffin Porter, A.M., the New-Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society recognizes that a great loss has fallen on 
it suddenly — a loss that can hardly be made good. 

For thirty years an active member of the Society, he was chosen, but 
little over a year ago, to the office of President, to which he brought the 
wise judgment, the clear discrimination, and the firm yet kindly manner 
which always marked him. 

Distinguished in many lines — pastor, teacher, administrator, historian, he 
was ever the cheerful worker, the graceful writer, the careful student, the 
earnest searcher after truth : but, what most impressed those who came in 
closer contact with him was his even, sunny disposition, and his hearty good 

While we deeply lament our loss, his memory we shall cherish always." 

The committee on Ancient Grave Yards were granted authority to fill 

vacancies and to add to their number. 




Genealogical Queries. — I would be pleased to learn the places and dates of 
birth, marriage and death of the following named persons and their lineage to 
the immigrant : 

Joanna Blott, m. Daniel Lovett of Brain tree and Mendon, Mass. 

Isabel Brown, m. Anthony lloskins of Conn., Oct. 1G, 1G56. 

Dorcas Bronson, m. Stephen Hopkins of Conn. 

Eleanor Bnrbank of Feeding Hills, Mass., m. Oliver Stoughton of E. Windsor. 

Jonathan Carter of Sudbury, Mass., m. Susanna. 

Elizabeth , m. John Cheney. 

Sarah Chodes, m. William Backus of Norwich, Conn. 

Elizabeth Clark, m. Wm. Pratt, June 1638. 

Ruth Cogan, m. Samuel Taylor, June 24, 1G75. 

Elizabeth Cole, m. Thomas Pierce and died 1G88. 

Polly Cowdery, m. William Hutchins, Jr. 

Martha Cozzens, m. Peter Buel of Conn., Mar. 31, 1670. 

Samuel Crosby, m. Louisa Philipps, and his father, Samuel Crosby, m. Mary 

Rachel Darling, m. Daniel Shepard. 

Elizabeth Deining of Simsbury, Conn., m. Thomas Gleason 1717. 

Patience Foster, m. Thomas BroAvn 1G67. 

Lieut. Jonathan Gillette of West Hartford, Conn., b. Feb. 4, 1738; m. Eliza- 
beth Steele and d. Dec. 0, 1779. 

Isaac Gleason of Enileld, Conn., m. Hester Eggleston, Juue 2G, 1G84. 

Mary Haskell, in. Samuel Crosby. 

Daniel lloskins, b. 169G; m. Elizabeth Phelps 1725. 

Hannah Howard (or Hay ward) , b. Feb. 2, 1752 ; m. Robert Blair; d. at Bland- 
ford, Mass., Aug. 20, 1820. 

Capt. William Hutchins of Bennington, Vt., m. Lois Bingham. 

Dorcas Jones, b. May 29, 1G59; in. Samuel Stone. 

Susanna Jordan, m. Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury, Mass. 

Mary Macclewain, in. George Smith of Rutland, Mass. 

Sarah Martin of Ipswich. Mass., m. Freegrace Norton 1713. 

Nathaniel Merrill of Newbury, Mass. 

Abigail , m. Deacon John Moore, Jan. 1G, 1G39. 

Hannah Newton, m. Joshua Phelps, Sept. 20, KJG0. 

Deacon Joshua Philipps of Solon, N. Y., and Anna Richards his wife. 

Ruth Royce, m. John Lathrop, Dec. 15, 1GG9. 

Catherine Shaw of Palmer, Mass., m. Robert Hunter, Feb. 19, 1756. 

1900.] Notes and Queries, 223 

Ruth Sherwood, m. Joshua Holcomb 1663. 

Hannah Smith, m. Josepli Trumbull. 

George Smith, b. Jan. 19, 1761, at Rutland, Mass.; m. Polly Bent 1778. 

Elizabeth Strickland, m. William Stoughton of E. Windsor, Conn., 1710. 

Abigail Thompson of Braintree, Mass., in. Daniel Lovett. 

Ruth Wilkinson, m. Samuel Shepard. 

Hester Williams, m. James Eggleston. 

Hannah , m. John Wilson of Woburn, Mass. 

I should be pleased to correspond with parties interested in the above named 
families, and particularly those interested in the Gleason, Shepard, Stoughton, 
Hutchins and Crosby families. C. S. Gleason. 

Ilaller Building, Seattle, Washington. 

Hammond. — I wish to correct some errors in Bond's genealogical account of 
the Hammonds in Waltham. 

John Hammond of Waltham (whether Bond's No. 26, or No. 36, I am uncer- 
tain) married, in Lancaster, Nov. 3, 17G8, Lucy Bowers, born Mar. 19, 1748, 
dan. of Jonathan and Hannah (More) Bowers. 

Hannah More, dau. of Jonathan More, bapt. May 21, 1710; m. Jonathan Bowers 
Dec. 17, 1730. Jonathan, son of John and Ann Moore, b. May 19, 1669. 

John and Lucy Hammond had three sous and perhaps some daughters. Their 
sons were: 1. Jonas, bapt. Nov. 1, 177U. 2. Jacob, b. Mar. 11, 1775. 3. Jon- 
athan, b. Nov. 17, 1780. 

Bond places the baptism of Jonas after the birth record of John No. 26, with 
a question mark before it. 

He places Jacob as the first child of Ephraim and Ruth, notwithstanding the 
fact that he was born nine days prior to their marriage. 

Jonathan he does not mention. 

Of these children, Jonas and Jacob removed to Ohio, where they reared families. 

Jonathan married, in Guilford, Vt., Nov. 18, 1801, Brudence Slater (or Slaf- 
ter), and removed in 1804 to Bainbridge, Chenango Co., N. Y. They had ten 
children, four sons and six daughters. 

I wish to learn more about the family of John and Lucy Hammond, and also 
get any information relating to the descendants of their sons Jonas and Jacob. 

Oneida, JV. Y. F. S. Hammond. 

Horsington. — In vol. xxxiii., p. 243 of the Register an inquiry was inserted 
for information of the ancestors of John Horsington, 1713, of Farmington, 
Conn. I received but two replies : these had little new; and I have never been 
able to determine the inquiry there made. I have since learned of a John Hor- 
sington, a soldier 1676 in Capt. Samuel Wadsworth's Co. of Mass. Militia (Reg., 
vol. xl. p. 396) ; also of a John of Wethersfield, Conn., 16S2, a signer of a pe- 
tition with others for leave to make a settlement in the Wabaquaset Country, 
or possibly intended for Mattabeset Country; if these be the same persons, or 
what place, I know not. 

Since 1875 I have been collecting material as to the descendants of John Hor- 
sington, 1713, of Farmington, and have written up what I have and wish to place 
a type-written copy in the Gen. Library for the benefit of any interested, if I 
can be allowed to do so, if your society will receive the same, under such regu- 
lations as you receive other such papers ; so that any interested may have access 
to the matter therein contained. 

A. J. Hoisington of Great Bend, Kansas, is collecting material for a Hoising- 
ton family history ; I have furnished him all I have, and I hope for his work en- 
tire success. Almon Kidder. 

Monmouth, Illinois. 

Barns-Barnes. — Deacon Benjamin Barns of Branford, Conn., died July 23, 
1740, aged 69 (born therefore 1671). From the record of the settlement of his 
estate (Guilford Probate Rec, vol. 4, p. (i6) and the original receipts of his lega- 
tees, we learn that his wife (not named) survived him. She was probably a 
second wife, as records show she received nothing from his estate, having had 
her dower at time of marriage. The probate records give his children as follows 
(dates of baptism from Branford Church Rec.) : 1. Daniel. 2. Eleanor, bapt. 

224 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Dec. 1700, m. John Baldwin of Bran ford. 3. Abigail, bapt. Aug. 1701, m. Joseph 
Darwin of Litchlleld, Conn. 4. Nathaniel, bapt. Oct. 1707, administrator of his 
father's estate. 5. Timothy, bapt. July 1710. 6. Ebcnezer, bapt. Feb. 7, 1714. 
7. Thankful, unmarried in 1740. Wanted, the parentage and ancestry of Benja- 
min Barns, the names of his two wives, and dates of marriage. 
Sheffield, Pennsylvania. Byron Barnes Horton. 

Patch and Woodbury.— The vicar of South Petherton in England has most 
kindly sent me copies of the following entries in his Parish Register, which will 
be of interest to the Woodbury family : 

27 January, 157G-7. Nicholas Patch married Christiana Denman. 

7 December, 1578. Christiana, wife of Nicholas Patch, was buried. 

Some leaves are missing from the Parish Register, and we do not find the sec- 
ond marriage of Nicholas, but second marriage there was, for we find this entry : 

16 April, 1593. Elizabeth Patch, dau. of Nicholas Patch, was baptized. 

29 January, 161G-17. William Woodbury and Elizabeth Patch were married. 

The original entries were in Latin, but I have rendered them into English. 

Geneva, Switzerland. Justin P. Kellogg. 

Barton. — Rev. William E. Barton, Oak Park, III., is preparing a brief account 
of the family of his great grandfather, Lieut. William Barton (b. Oct. 25, 1754 ; 
d. at Morris Co., N. J., Dec. 27, 1829). lie will be grateful for any information 
about him or his wife, Margaret Henderson of Morris Co., N. J., and of her 
descent. Also of Rev. Jacob Bostedo, of Morris Co., b. about 1748, d. Feb. 
10, 1832; and his wife Jane Snyder, d. Sept. 4, 1840; or of Lewis Read, who 
married their daughter Rachel Bostedo, who died at the birth of her first child, 
Rachel Bostedo Read, May 9, 1799, who later became (Nov. 8, 181G) the wife of 
Eleazar Barton, son of Lieut. William. Lewis Read, after the death of his 
young wife, went to "the Lake Region" in Central New York, 1799 or 1800, 
and disappeared from the knowledge of his wife's relatives. Dr. Barton will 
send the pamphlet freely to those who assist in its preparation, and he will bo 
grateful for any information concerning the Barton family. 

Jackson. — I would like the ancestry of James Jackson, b. , married, 1730, 

Mary Scripture in Coventry, Conn. 

Where did Caleb Jackson, who was In Ashford very early, go from there? 

Also anything concerning Vincent Stitson's descendants through his son Vin- 
cent— they of Marblehead, Mass., 1097. Mrs. N. G. Pond. 

Milford, Conn. 

Mower.— Proof wanted that Samuel Mower, born Sept. 26, 1689, died in 
Worcester, Mass., May 8, 17G0, is or is not the Samuel Mower born in Lynn, 
Mass., Sept. 26, 1689, the same date as above, the son of Samuel and Joanna, 
and grandson of Richard, who came over in the ship "Blessing" in 1635. 

Address : Samuel Mower. 

South Norwalk, Conn. 

Hale.— Can any one give me the names of father and mother of Joseph Obed 
Frazier Hale, who was born in Vermont about the year 1800 or 1804? Would 
also like to know name of town in which he was born. What branch of Hales 
did he come from? 

If J. O. F. Hale has any living relatives, would like to communicate with them. 

Cedar Key, Levy Co., Fla. Frances E. Hale. 

An Early Sampler.— I have in my possession a sampler wrought by " Tabitha 
Skinner, born June 13, 1742." To some descendant of the maker this might be 
a prized relic. It occurred to me that you would like to mention this in your 
magazine. M. C. P. Baxter. 

61 Decriiuj St., Portland, Me. 





Notes and Queries. 


Miscellaneous Queries : — 

I desire help In finding the ancestry of Mary Bird of Farmington, who m. 
Abraham Goodwin of Hartford. She d. 1788. Her dau. Mary was born Aprils, 
1739 and in. Theodore Catlin of Hartford. 

Also ancestry of Phcebe Somers, b. Jan. 14, 1749; d. Jan. 9, 1817; m. 1772 to 
Josiah Hinman of Trumbull, Conn. Removed to Catharine, N. Y., 1800. 

Also ancestry of Hannah Jennings, b. July 25, 1078 ; d. July 25, 1777; m. 
Edward Hinman, Jr., of Stratford, Conn. 

Also ancestry of Benjamin Benson, who came from Vt. about 1730 to Litch- 
field Co., Conn., known to have owned at his death GOO acres of land in Hoosa- 
tonic Valley. 

Also Lemuel Bceman, b. Jan. 18, 1757, in Litchfield, Conn. (Father's name 
Ebenezer.) He enlisted in Revolutionary War when 18, served through it, and 
is known to have drawn a pension through life. 

Any information on these points will be gratefully received. 

1G04 Bolton St., Baltimore, Md. Mary Hinman Abel. 

Gage and Allin :— 

Gage. Ann Gage of Harwich m. Feb. G, 1777, Seth Allin (John, William), b. 
Feb. 8, d. Jan. 14, 1838. He served a short time in the Revolutionary War from 
Harwich, Mass. Can any one assist me with her ancestry? She descends of 
course from Thomas Gai»e, but I would like to know the line. 

Allin. Seth Allin's father, John, b. 1729, d. April 29, 1811 ; m. July 25, 1750, 
Hannah Paine, b. 1732, d. April 25, 1808. His father, William, m. Susannah 

. Who was William's father? I have been told that he was a minister in 

Salem about the time of the witchcraft delusion. Would also like to know the 
parentage of Susannah . Mrs. Fredemck L. Merrick. 

4318 Greenwood Ave., Chicago.,' 

Miscellaneous Queries : — 

Who were the parents of Rhoda Alger, who married John Punderson, of New 
Haven, later of Dutchess Co., New York, as his second wife? She died in 
Chenango Co., New York, June 1, 1830, aged 63 years. 

Who were the parents of Sarah Coleman, who married John Cook of Orange 
Co., New York, 1780(?)? Married 2d, Sept. 13, 1792, Adonijah Stanborough, 
then of Philadelphia, later of Broadkill, Del. 

Who were the parents of Mary ? She married Richard Stratton. He 

was born June 21, 1712. Their first child was born in Warren, Mass., Nov. 25, 
1739. Mary ( ) Stratton died in Williamstown, Mass., 1791. 

Who were the parents of Mary ? She married Daniel Stratton of Wil- 
liamstown. He was born July 9, 1743. A child recorded in Aug. 1769. Think 
this was not the eldest son. 

)Vcstjield f Chautaugua Co., Neio York. Miss Lydia M. Patchen. 


Hamlin, Cusiiing, etc.— 1. In the January number of the Register, page 45, 
the settlers' account in Chester, Nova Scotia, from 1759 to 1769, gives " Eleazer 
Kemliti, wife ami three children. Pembroke." I doubt if there ever was such 
a man there; but there was there Eleazer Hamlin, wife and three children, 
1753 to 1756. It must be this man who went to Nova Scotia, lie was great- 
grandfather of Vice-President Hamlin. 

2. I find in the same number, page 46, the name of Gregory Brass, as being 
one of a crew of the sloop, 1759. Gregory Bass of Braintree, son of Daniel, 
born Jan. 3, 1735, shipped on the ship King George, Capt. Benjamin Hallo- 
well, for the protection of the coast, Jan. 10, 1758. 

3. "Lemuel Cushiug" (see page 108). In Judge Cushing's genealogy of 
the Cushing family, it is said : " Lemuel Gushing, son of Joseph (4) was born 
1746. Grad. H. C. 1767. Lived in Hanover, where he was one of the Com- 
mittee of Safety, 1775. Surgeon in the 13th Regiment of the Revolutionary. 
Died 1779." 

The gravestone at Tappan, New York, says : " Died Oct. 28, 177G, aged 82." 
This must be the same man, but the dates are mixed. 


22(5 Notes and Queries, [April, 

4. Of Thomas Queries on page 107, the inquirer can find much information 
about the family in Dea. Joshua Eddy's History of the First Church in Middle- 

Bangor* Maine. J. W. Porter. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Robert Williams of Roxrury.— The order of birth of the four eldest chil- 
dren of this man has hitherto been unknown. The gravestone of Samuel Wil- 
liams places his birth eonjccturally in 1G32. John Williams, another son, died 
at Roxbury, October, 1658. This sou was baptized at St. George Oolegate 
parish, Norwich, 20 August, 1635, making him over 23 years old at date of 
death. This date of baptism seems to settle the status of the two daughters 
Elizabeth and Deborah, as Robert sailed in 1037, and Isaac, his son, was born 
in 1038. The daughters were, therefore, probably older than Samuel — or one 
of them was so — and both must have been married at an early age. This entry 
in St. George Colegate record is the only one referring to this family. The 
maternal ancestry of Robert Williams is that of an East Anglican stock. Thus 
far nothing has been found to show any basis for the tradition of a Welsh an- 
cestry which prevails throughout the family. Edward H. Williams, Jr. 

The Harleian Society. — The Annual Meeting of the Society was held at the 
Council Room, 140 Wardour Street, London, W., on February 22d, George E. 
Cokayne, Esq., F.S.A., Clarenceux King of Arms, in the Chair. The Report and 
Balance Sheet were approved, and the usual business transacted. The sup- 
port given to the Society, as evidenced by the number of members, is en- 
couraging to those interested in genealogical research. 

" The Visitations of Surrey in 1530, 1572, and 1023," edited by W. Bruce Ban- 
nerman, Esq., forms the forty-third volume of the Society's publications, and 
has been issued to the Members for 189!). It Avill be followed by the first vol- 
ume of " Musgrave's Obituary" as an extra volume for the year 1899, and, if 
the funds of the Society will permit, it is iutended to issue three volumes for 
the year 1900. 

During the year 1899 the first volume of " The Register of St. Martin in the 
Fields" and "The Registers of St. Paul's Cathedral," edited by J. W. Clay, 
Esq., F.S.A., were issued to the Subscribers. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
nil facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Lasscll, Lasell, Lazell. — The undersigued would like to communicate with all 
descendants of John Lassell, Hingham, 1647, or with any other persons of the 
name for a genealogy now being compiled. Theo. S. Lazell, 31 State St., Boston. 

Poole. — Mr. Murray E. Poole of Ithaca, N. Y., is at work on a new edition of 
his genealogy of the family descended from Edward Poole of Weymouth. The 
late Seth Reed of Baltimore made an extensive collection of data relating to 
this family, which is now deposited in the library of this Society. The ances- 
try in England of Edward Poole's wife has been discovered by Mr. William 
Prescott Greenlaw, of this Society, who has an article in preparation for early 
publication. Mr. Greenlaw has compiled a genealogy of the family descended 
from John Poole of Reading, and purposes publishing the same in parts. The 
late Charles Henry Poole of Washington also compiled a genealogy of the Read- 
ing Poole family, which will be used in connection with Mr. Greenlaw's work. 



1900.] Booh Notices. 227 


[The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail ] 

Hie Book of Dene, Deane, Adeane. A Genealogical History. By Mary Deane. 

London: Elliott Stock, G2 Paternoster Row. 1899. 4to. pp. 143. Many 

figures, Price 10s. Gd. 

The Book of Dene, Deane, Adeane will form a welcome addition to the library 
of the American genealogist whose interest carries him back over the sea. It 
is a book, too, which has long been expected, but which at one time was feared 
would never be published. The distinguished English genealogist, the Rev. J. 
Bathurst Deane, whose memorial notice was published in the Register in 1888, 
was known to have been a most industrious collector of material relating to 
the early history of the Dean family, some of which he had already used to 
excellent purpose in his biography of Richard Deane, Admiral and Regicide. 
Unfortunately, however,- the work of Mr. Deane came to be interrupted by 
the loss of his eyesight, and at the time of his death the bulk of his studies 
remained unpublished. His daughter, Miss Mary Deane, had, happily, both the 
will and the ability to edit and complete the work. Although she acknowledges 
in her preface her indebtedness to Mr. William Dean, of the lloldenhurst branch 
of the family, who has ail'orded her his long experience and valuable collections 
for the present purpose, Miss Deane is certainly the one to be congratulated for 
the good work slie lias completed. From tbe broader standpoint, tlie interest in 
the Book of Dene centres in a scholarly attempt to trace the relationship of the 
various branches of an ancient family, and the reader is impressed witli the 
masterly treatment of the evidence bearing upon such a theme which the study 
of the heraldry of the XIII., XIV. and. XV. centuries is shown to contribute. 
In the present work, which represents but a small part, doubtless, of the author's 
materials, detailed pedigrees dating from later than the sixteenth century are 
given only in the case of two or three branches of the family. But in the earlier 
period a wealth of detail carries the Deans back to Roberto de Dena, temp. 
Edward the Confessor. The reviewer is, unfortunately, not in a position to 
verify the early steps of succession; he sees in all parts of these studies, 
however, the precise handiwork of Mr. Bathurst Deane, and he can at least 
admit that ail of the material given is of great interest to every member of the 
clan. In the treatment of the work the branches of the family are considered 
in separate chapters, as those of Deanelands, Sopley, Tetsworth and Towersey. 
Among the results of the study of the early family there are indications, ac- 
cording to the author, that the two branches represented heraldically by the 
raven and the chevron, and by the lion and the crescents, may have been primi- 
tively connected, although the evidence is admitted to be somewhat precarious. 
It is to be hoped that in a second edition of the work there will be given a more 
detailed notice of the progenitors of the Deans in America, especially since the 
ancestry of at least one, and the largest branch of the American family, the 
Deans of Taunton, is accurately known, thanks again to the careful studies of 
Mr. William Dean. 

By Bashford Bean, New York City. 

The Age of Johnson (1748-1798). By Thomas Seccombe. London: George 

Bell & Sons. 1900. 12ino. pp. xxxvii.+3GG. 

This is the fourth in a series of " Handbooks of English Literature," edited 
by Prof. John Wesley Hales, in which each distinctive period of the literature 
of Great Britain is treated in a separate volume, while the entire set will consti- 
tute a continuous record of British Letters. 

The praise won by the authors of the previous issues of the series is due in 
like measure to Mr. Seccombe for his review of an age which, if truly meriting 
the epithet Johnsonian, would also deserve the adjective usually applied to it, 
viz., dull. But the epoch, though personally-titled " of Johnson," was far from 
being characterized by the ponderousnoss and commonplace of that narrow- 
minded but kind-hearted man, as this scholarly manual thoroughly evinces, and 
as is indisputable to anyone who recollects that it is the age of Robert Burns and 
William Blake. 



i 228 Booh Notices. [April, 

Mr. Scccotnbo's text-book, like its predecessors, displays the competency of 
the writer selected for the subject, and cannot fail to stimulate interest in the 
famous names under consideration. The introduction, a concise and dis- 
criminating survey of the half-century, allotted to the volume, is an instructive 
essay, and the biographical and critical elements in the sketches that follow are 
evenly balanced, the sources to which the author modestly attributes the merits 
of the book showing the comprehensiveness With which the materials have been 
studied. An unobtrusive but lucid style and an impartial spirit combine to afford 
us objective portraits rather than the subjective impressions which often are 
substituted for likenesses. 

A chronological table in two columns, one of works published, the other of com- 
parative chronology, is a condensation of European literary annals of the years 
1748-1700. A full index completes the work. 

By Frederic Willard Parke, of Boston, Mass. 

Some Works relating to Brookline, 31assachusetls, from its settlement to the year 
1900. With notes and corrections. By Charles Knowlks Bolton. Re- 
printed from the Publications of the Brookline Historical Publication Society. 
Brookline : The lliverdale Press : C. A. W. Spencer. 1000. 8vo. pp. 01-117. 
This bibliography of Brookline is the fruit of the spare hours of Mr. Bolton 
while librarian of the Brookline Public Library. It has not been his aim to in- 
clude all the procurable notices of the citizens of the town, nor to catalogue 
every reference to it, yet the work actually done will be pronounced by whoever 
examines it such as every town in the Union would ardently wish might be per- 
formed til its behalf. The notes are frequent and very useful. Besides publica- 
tions by the town and those relating to its churches, schools and libraries, such 
locally important family histories as are in the town library are admitted to the 
list. Although the entries are, of course, in alphabetical order, the librarian's 
instinct suggested the addition of an index, lest subjects not indicated in the 
body of the work should escape notice. The pamphlet is beautifully printed. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

1673-1S99. History of the Town of Sunderland, Massachusetts, which orig- 
inally embraced within its limits the present towns of Montague and Leverett. 
By John Montaguic Smith. With Genealogies prepared by Henry W. Taft 
and AimiE T. Montaguk. Greenfield, Mass. : Press of E. A. Hall & Co. 
1800. 8'vo. Illustrated, pp. G84. Price $5.00. 

Sunderland, Franklin County, is most fortunate in having public spirited citi- 
zens to prepare and publish its history. Sunderland was incorporated in 1718, 
the town of Montague was set off in 1753 and the town of Leverett in 177-1. To- 
day it has a population of about seven hundred inhabitants and a valuation of 
about $500,000. It is mainly a farming town. Before us is a splendid history, 
rich in local reminiscence, and from cover to cover packed with information re- 
lating to the town and its past and present families. The town has reasons to 
rejoice in the carefulness and pains of Henry W. Taft, Esq., whose many years 
have been devoted to the history of the folks of Sunderland and supplemented 
by the industry of Miss Abbie T. Montague who entered into the labors which 
Mr. Taft laid down. John Montague Smith, Esq., prepared the historical por- 
tions, and it is done with a fullness and faithfulness truly refreshing. All in all 
it is a genuine local history. Two hundred pages are devoted to genealogies, 
alphabetically arranged. Its genealogical index is a beauty. The service of 
Sunderland in the various French and Indian wars, the struggle for indepen- 
dence and the recent war between the States, is patriotic; but it is not in war 
only, but in the affairs of peace, that Sunderland ranks foremost. Her roll of 
college men and women, her citizens who have gone to found new towns and 
States, bearing generous spirits with them, have reflected honor and fame to 
the humble town. Her own citizens also who till the fields and dwell at the 
homesteads are reflecting credit. Her schools, her public library, her manner 
of earing for public a Hairs and promoting Weal amongst themselves, is most 
commendable. This history will surely Hud its way to the libraries of our nation 
and to the homes of those whose kinsmen have shared in making Sunderland a 
typical country town of New England. 
By li\u. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

1900.] Booh Notices. 229 

Foundations of Genealogy, with Suggestions on the Art of Preparing Records of 
Ancestry. By William Stowkll Mills, LL.B. Monograph Publishing Com- 
pany, N. Y. 1899. Sq. 12mo. pp. xii.-f 270. 

The exalted view of the vocation of the genealogist presented in these pages 
might be considered as almost too ideal were it not plain from the manner in 
which the practical details are handled, that the author is intimately acquainted 
with his subject, as well in its particular as its general features, and can as 
effectually help in the drudgery of research as he can indicate the relation of 
genealogy to history and even to the law of evolution. This is a book therefore 
which should be read by every genealogist. The only other similar publication, 
W. P. W, Phillimore's " How to AVrite a Family History," was designed princi- 
pally for investigators in England, whereas this one is inspired by the recogni- 
tion of the need by the American people, as a part of their education, of a com- 
prehension of genealogy in its genuine significance. 

The science is discussed in all its important bearings, ranged under the heads, 
(t Motives for Genealogical Inquiry, History and Genealogy, Survey of the 
Field, Qualifications of the Genealogist, Number and Names of our Ancestors, 
Genealogy of the Family, Sources of Information and Kecords in the Mother 
Country." It would be difficult to determine which of these subjects is best 
treated; the chapter on "Sources of Information" is, perhaps, the one of 
exceptionable value, as it is also the longest. 

A spirit generously appreciative of the labors of others, and a style similar to 
that which is specified as one of the merits of a superior genealogy, are notice- 
able qualities of the work. The indispensableness attached by the author to an 
index is exemplified in the good one with which he has furnished his handbook. 
By Frederic Willard Farlce. 

In Mcmoriam. Frederic Walker Lincoln. [By Mary Knight Lincoln.] Bos- 
ton. Privately printed. 1899. 8vo. pp. 217. Por. 

Seven times elected mayor of the City of Boston, and all his life serving his 
fellow-citizens in positions of trust and responsibility, Frederic Walker Lin 
coin was a man whose nobleness and efficiency as a friend of humanity could best 
be known and most accurately portrayed by one possessing the intimacy with 
him enjoyed by his daughter, the author of this inspiring memorial of a lofty 
character. The biographical sketch, relating the events of his career with clear- 
ness, admirable simplicity and sufficiency of detail, constitutes the body of the 
volume; to this are added the accounts of the action of the city government 
relative to his death, and of the burial service, the address of Bev. Thomas Van 
Ness, and tributes from institutions and corporations. 

Let all who need the reinvigoration derived from the influence of an ideally 
unsellish personality, gratefully peruse the record of one who loved his city 
*• better than land or gold, son or wife, limb or life." 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

History of the Ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Second Bri- 
gade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, June, I8G1 — 
June, 1S6I. By Danikl George Macnamara. Boston, Mass. : E. B. Sel- 
lings & Co., printers, 55 Sudbury Street. 1899. 8vo. pp. xii.+ 5I3. 
The personnel of this regiment was wholly Catholic Irish-American. All who 
read the record of its achievements will be grateful to the author for his com- 
pliance with I In; urgent appeal of his comrades to write! a complete and adequate 
history of a body of men which, like all the regiments of the Grand Army of 
the .Republic, is fast passing into the realm where the historian does not pene- 
trate. The result of the acquiescence with this desire is a volume pronounced 
by the regiment's committee on history and the roster to be in agreement with 
their own experience, and sanctioned by their approval. Minute, statistical, 
anecdotal, it is a narrative of marches, bivouacs and battles that does justice to 
the patriotism and bravery of the Irish Ninth. 

Surpassing all the exploits of romance were the daily adventures of these 
citizen-soldiers; and by the blood of such and that of their heroic foes was 
righted at last the wrong that sprang from the passion for lucre and the love of 
By F. W. l^arke, Esq., of Boston. 




230 Book Notices. [April, 

The First lleglment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, United States Volunteers, in 
the Spanish-American War of 1808. By Coe. James A. Frye. With Regi- 
mental Roster and Muster Roll and llfteen Illustrations. Boston : The 
Colonial Company. 1899. pp. xvL-f-258. 

This military record includes no battles whatever, unless those of impatient 
spirits with their own rebellious impulses, as the period of garrison duty was, 
to their disappointment, prolonged to the end of the war, when all opportunity 
for action was irretrievably lost. Nevertheless it is a narrative of great 
interest, and the service performed by the Coast Defence was in every sense in 
keeping with the past achievements of the men who partook in it. Though not 
at the " front " in the usual acceptation of the word, they yet were there in its 
genuine military meaning, according to which the-" front" is the place where an 
attack is considered imminent. Ably has Col. Frye rendered due justice to 
the patriotism of his regiment by detailing the employments which no war 
correspondents were interested in and no newspapers cared to report. 

A chronology of the war closes the book. The illustrations are in the best 
style, and the typography fine. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

History of Col. James Scamman's Thirtieth lieyiment of Foot, Eight Months' Ser- 
vice Men of 1775 from York County, with a Full Account of their Movements 
during the Battle of Bunker Hill, and Complete Muster liolls of the Companies. 
By Nathan Goold. Reprinted from the Maine Historical Society's Quarterly. 
Portland, Me : The Thurston Print. 1899. 8vo. pp. 66. 
The report of the court-martial for trying Col. Scamman on the charge of dis- 
obedience to orders and lack of suitable spirit in battle — accusations proved un- 
founded — forms the most interesting portion of this history. Not less valuable, 
however, are the sketches of the ollicers of the regiment, accompanied as each 
is by genealogical information of greater or less extent. These sketches include 
the names Moulton, Wood, Marsden, Foster, Nasson, Crocker, Baron, Darby, 
Fernald, Sullivan, Leighton, Sawyer, Hill, Bragdon, Hubbard, Nowell and Dor- 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Arthur Mason Knapp. 1S39-189S. A Memorial. Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 

11G. Por. 

The profound pleasure derived from reading the memoir of a good man was, 
it is evident, deeply felt by those who contributed the materials of this sin- 
cere and deserved tribute to the beloved Curator of the Bates Hall of the Bos- 
ton Public Library. The sketch of his life by his sister is followed by selections 
from his letters, the addresses of Rev. James DeNormandie and Rev. Win. E. 
Barton, the tribute of his College Class (Harvard), extracts from official docu- 
ments of the Boston Public Library and from personal letters relating to Mr. 
Knapp's work as librarian and teacher, and, lastly, encomiums of the press. 
The little volume, both in appearance and contents, is a littiiig memorial of one 
whom all who were brought in contact with him esteemed as a religiously con- 
scientious, most intelligent and delicately courteous servant of the public. 

By Frederic Willard Parke. 

The Bridgewater Book. Illustrated. Boston : Geo. H. Ellis, printer, 272 Con- 
gress Street. 1899. 4to. pp. 40-f-xii. 

This beautiful volume is composed of articles on Bridgewater in England, 
the settlement here, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, North Bridgewater 
and Brockton, the State Normal School, the Memorial Library, and others 
of similar interest. Each paper is accompanied by the choicest illustrations, 
and the whole book, contents, paper, binding and pictures, forms an admirable 
town-memorial and scenic album of Bridgewater. 
By F. W. Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

The Old Records of the Town of Fitchburgh, Massachusetts. Vol. II. of the 
Printed llecords of the Town. Compiled by Walter A. Davis, City Clerk. 
Fitchburg: Published by authority of the City Council. 1899. pp. 425. 


The ilrst volume of these records was noticed in the Register for January, 
99. This issue contains the complete record of the town meetings, select- 


1900.] Booh Notices. 231 

men's and miscellaneous records beginning on p. 824, Feb. 9, 1789, to p. 506, April 
18, 1790, volume I. of the old records; also the vital statistics contained in vol- 
ume I. and a portion of volume II. of the old records. The superior typography 
is noticeable in this as in the former volume. It cannot fail to be of assistance 
to genealogical students, as well as to those who are seeking a knowledge of 
the systems adopted by our forefathers in the transaction of town affairs. 
By F. W. Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

" Survey of the Antiquities of the City of Oxford," composed in 1661-6, by Anthony 

Wood. Edited by Andrew Clark, M.A. Vol. III. Addenda and Indexes. 

With illustration. Oxford: Printed for the Oxford Historical Society at 

the Clarendon Press. 1899. 8vo. pp. ix.-f476. 

This volume, prepared under disadvantages mentioned in the preface, com- 
pletes Wood's treatise on the City of Oxford, and shows the immense and often 
confused mass of materials which he handled. Chapters on temporal and spiri- 
tual government, municipal privileges and boundary, famous natives of Oxford, 
monumental inscriptions and excerpts from parish registers, make up the book. 
The indexes of the entire work of three volumes occupy nearly half of the pages. 

By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Henry Knox, a Soldier of the Revolution ; Major- General in the Continental Army, 
Washington's Chief of Artillery , First Secretary of War under the Constitution, 
Founder of the Society of Cincinnati ; 1750-1806. By Noah Brooks. Illus- 
trated, (j. Putnam's Sons : New York & London ; The Knickerbocker Press. 
1900. 8vo. pp. xv. +280. 

This is the second in the series of "American Men of Energy." The large- 
bodied and large-hearted bookseller, soldier, statesman and master of " Mont- 
pelier," grandiloquent, gay, rich in every noblest quality of manhood, is here 
depicted by an admirer who thoroughly comprehends the glorious spirit whose 
actions he relates. Since the publication of this volume there is no longer any 
justilication of the author's complaint, in the first lines of his work, regarding 
the inconspicuousness of Henry Knox among the heroes of the Revolution. 
What may be called the emergence of the " Knox Papers" into publicity in this 
form — since they were the principal source of Mr. Brooks's materials — would be 
welcomed, one can believe, by the general himself. Almost a personal affection 
is excited by such a biography as this, together with the undoubting conviction 
that its subject was among the superior ranks of those beings who, in the 
language of the preamble to his will, " are perpetually migrating and ascending 
in the scale of mind according to certain principles always founded on the great 
basis of morality and virtue." 
The exterior of the volume and the illustrations are alike in good taste. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Samson Occom, and the Christian Indians ofN~ew England. By W. DeLoss Love, 

Ph.D. Boston: The Pilgrim Press. Chicago. 8vo. pp. xi.-f-379. 111. 

To all who desire justice rendered to the red man, both the Indian of the past 
and the present, and therefore crave unprejudiced information of his history and 
character, this book will be of great assistance in attaining their object, and will 
also All them— as do all the annals of our unhappy Indian brethren— with com- 
miseration and remorse. An absorbing story is here told : The sincere conver- 
sion of the heart of an Indian to Christ-like goodness, not to dogma merely ; his re- 
markable sense of the implications of the doctrines of his Master, above that of 
Ins co-laborers, as shown in his condemnation of slaveholding by the ministers of 
the Good Tidings ; his unfortunate, but unimportant and very excusable fall into 
intemperance, the example of the clergy being an encouragement rather than a 
restraint; his visit to England, his many trials after his return, and the fate of 
Ins poor people on whom he had spent his labors, — these are all treated by Mr. 
Love in a manner indicating appreciative sympathy with the personage of his 

Examples of the text and music of Mr. Cecum's Hymn-Book are of exceeding 

Worthy of great praise, in motive and execution, is this portrayal, in the colors 
of truth, of a man who, although of savage ancestry, gave plainest evidence of 
possessing by inheritance that nature receptive of the good seed which the 
Sower himself has called " a good and honest heart." 




232 Booh Notices. [April, 

Am appendix of thirty-two pages consists of a •• Family History of the Brother- 
town Indians," a unique collection of genealogies. A complete index is fur- 

The International Monthly, a Magazine of Contemporary Thought. Published 
at Burlington, Vermont, by the Macmillan Company of New York. Macmillan 
& Co. Limited, Louden, England. 8vo. pp. 100 each number. Price, $3 a 
year. Single numbers, 25 cts. 

The object of this magazine, of which Frederick A. Richardson is the editor 
and Eben Putnam the business manager, is to present in a literary form, free 
from technical expressions, the work and progress made in the several depart- 
ments of knowledge. This promises to be a useful publication. Mr. Putnam 
Is well known to our readers as the editor and publisher of " Putnam's Histori- 
cal Magazine." 

Epitaph* from Graveyards in Wellesley (formerly West Needham), North Natick, 
and St. Mary's Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, with Genea~ 
logical and Biographical Notes. By GrEOitGE Kuun Clakkk, LL.B. Privately 
printed. Boston. 1000. Press of T. R. Marvin & Son, Printers. 1 vol. 8vo. 
pp. 230. Price $3. 

1 1 was a happy conception in Mr. Clarke to weave Into one volume the historical 
ami genealogical details of his fellow citizens, whose tombstones he found in the 
various graveyards of old Noedliani and vicinity. Tin; labor and careful veri- 
fication of names and dates have been most creditably performed and give to 
the volume an authority not otherwise in print. Since 1711, when Needham was 
set oil" from Dedham, the Smiths, Fullers, Parkers, Mills, Kingsburys, Daniells 
and Bacons of the mother town have discharged the duties of citizenship with 
judgment and to the benefit of the child. Mr. Clarke's familiarity with the public 
records, and the private pedigrees of these families, has enabled him to present 
the leading facts of two centuries concisely and reliably. The tranquillity and 
contentment of a well conditioned interior town pervades the whole relation. 
The resolution and confidence with which a moderate population met the chang- 
ing vicissitudes of provincial, revolutionary and later periods, are plainly shown 
in the valuable vital statistics, following the inscriptions, which in sober gravity 
" the rustic moralist " raised to the perpetual memory of the loved and lost, who 

arc " We know not what — we know not where." 

The book is unique and without precedent. It is enjoyable and captivating; 
thoroughly indexed and sure of preservation in the leading families of the town, 
of their kinsmen, now widely scattered and found in every State. All cherish 
an abiding pride in their ancestry, whose simple epitaphs enforce attention. 

By Ceo. A. Cordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America. By John Fiske. In two volumes, 
Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin & Co. : The Riverside Press, Cam- 
bridge. 1899. 2 vols. Sin.Bvo. pp. xvi.+294; xvi+400. 
Clearness of style, liberality of sentiment, and that historical sense that detects 
and effectively presents the most picturesque incidents and the most striking 
features of character, it is these that distinguish these records of the foundation 
and progress of the colonies of New York and Pennsylvania. The subject 
certainly invites a treatment not far from romantic. Handled by the ordinary 
writer, it is equally fascinating and instructive ; as reflected from the mind of Mr. 
Fiske, it acquires unusually captivating interest and broad slgnillcance. The 
Cosmic philosopher was sure to construct a brilliant story of the people of 
all others most nearly " our own folks," and of the sectarists who were not only, 
as Mr. Fiske says, the most Protestant of the Protestants, but may be regarded 
as, in belief and practice, the most Christian of the Christians of their time. 
The events and persons of the narrative are of such importance and so attrac- 
tively represented that one perusal will scarcely satisfy the reader of this new 
production of our wise and heartily human historian and essayist. 

There are two appendixes, the ilrst consisting of eight Leisler documents, the 
second of the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania, 1081. 

In his American series this work follows Mr. Fiske's "Beginnings of New 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 




Book Notices. 233 

The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, being the History of the United 
States as illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders and Defenders of the 
Republic, and of the Men and Women who are doing the Work and moulding the 
Thought of the Present Time. Edited by distinguished Biographers, selected 
from each State; revised and approved by the most eminent Historians, 
Scholars and Statesmen of the Day. Vol. IX. Ncav York : James T. White 
& Co. 1899. 4to. pp. 527. III. 

What was said of Vol. VIII. of this work, in the Register for Jan. 1899, is 
equally applicable to the volume last issued. Overcoming all the difficulties 
encountered in procuring lirst-hand information — difficulties which in some in- 
stances might be called appalling — and contenting themselves with nothing less 
than absolutely accurate details, the editors have produced another example of 
their method of composing history, which, if it is true, as we have authority for 
believing, that history is biography, is the ideal method of historical composi- 
tion. Presented in this manner Ave have an exhaustive account of the Spanish- 
American war in the lives of the principal sharers in that strife. Civil engi- 
neers, artists, governors, architects, physicians, surgeons and bishops are in this 
volume embraced in the grouping according to professions to which allusion is 
made in the previous notice. It also includes genealogical records gathered 
with the greatest care, the correct Choate ancestry, in connection with the life 
of Hon. Joseph H. Choate, being here for the first time published, it is said. 
Articles on colleges and universities, with their presidents, illustrated with por- 
traits of which some have never before appeared, contain much information 
nowhere else to be had. 

A treasury of portraiture the series should emphatically be called, the greater 
part of the likenesses being reproduced from photographs taken especially for 
this work. Nearly every sketch has both portrait and autograph appended. 
Excellent paper, clear type and sumptuous binding are lilting externals of volumes 
that are affluent with stores indispensable to the student and lover of America. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Historical Jlegister. January, 1900. Published by the Medford Historical 
Society, Medford, Mass. Vol. III. No. 1. 1. 8vo. pp. 47. 111. 
This admirably printed quarterly offers us, as the principal article of this 
number, occupying, indeed, all but live pages, a paper by Charles H. Morss on 
"The Development of the Public School of Medford," illustrated by a most in- 
teresting picture of the High School of the Last Century, and also by one of the 
present High School Building. In the "High School Department " are contri- 
butions from pupils of that institution, which are examples of the school-work 
in American liistory. Besides these is the Treasurer's Report of the Town of 
Medford, with a prefatory note. Both the exterior and contents of this maga- 
zine are very creditable to the Society of which it is the organ. 
By Frederic Willard Parke. 

Twelfth Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 

Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston : Wright 

& Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1900. 8vo. pp. 18. 

The principal contents of this pamphlet, which is Public Document No. 52, 

are the "Work of the Year, Value of the Records, Consulting the Records, 

Church and Parish Records, Births, Marriages and Deaths," and a report on 

typographic details and (Ires. 

The care of Public Records, as urged In Mr. Swan's circular, copied in this 
report, will be stimulated and assisted by such reports as these, and their final 
effect should be to impress on the public mind the declaration of Charles Francis 
Adams that, eventually, " town records will be accepted as second in historical 
importance to no other form of archives." 
By Frederic Willard Parke, 

Old Plans of Oxford. 15 sheets, 14 in. by 21 in., in Portfolio. Oxford Histori- 
cal Society Publication Thirty-eighth. 

Of these sheets eight are appropriated to Agas's Plan of Oxford (1578-88), 
four to Whittlesey's Engraving of Agas's Plan, and Bereblock's Elizabethan 
Views (1728), one to Hollar's Plan of Oxford (1043), and two to Loggan's Plan 
of Oxford (1U75). The reproductions are exquisite, no pains having been spared, 

234 Booh Notices. [April, 

It is evident, to ensure beauty of appearance as well as accuracy. The contents 
of the Portfolio arc of exceeding interest to all who honor the seat of the most 
renowned of the universities of England. 

Publications of the Shropshire Parish Register Society. August and November, 

1899. 10 vols. 8vo. 
Diocese of Hereford. Register of Ilughley. pp. 115-166. 
Diocese of Hereford. Register of Hanwood. pp. 1 (17-244. 
Diocese of Hereford. Register of Clunbury. pp. 179-302. 

Diocese of Lichfield. Registers of Stapleton and More ton Corbet, pp. 197-305. 
Diocese of Lichfield. Registers of Albrighton, near Shrewsbury, and Broughton. 

pp. 307-302. 
Diocese of Lichfield. Registers of Kenley. pp. 81-146. 
Diocese of Lichfield. Registers of Albrighton, near Wolverhampton, and Bonin- 

gale. pp. 1-228. 
Diocese of St. Asaph. Register of Halston. pp. 1-12. 
Indexes. 2 vols. Battlefield, Ilarley, Sibdon Carwood, Boningale, Broughton, 

Halston, Melverley, Ship ton, Smethcote. pp. 6; xii. 

The above issues of the Shropshire Parish Register Society are of similar 
value to those noticed in the Register for July, 1809, as also to those publica- 
tions of the Parish Register Society relating to Shropshire which were reviewed 
in January of the present year. Their typographical excellence, the helpful 
editorship displayed, and the importance of the records transcribed, combine to 
raise their merit to a superior degree. 

The Ipswich Emersons A.D. 1636-1900. A Genealogy of the Descendants of 
Thomas Emerson of Ipswich, 3Iass., ivith some account of his English Ancestry. 
By Benjamin Kendall Emekson (1294) assisted by Capt. Geo. A. Gordon, 
Secretary N. E. Historic Genealogical Society. Illustrated. Printed for 
private circulation. Boston: Press of David Clapp & Sou. M.C.M. 8vo. 
pp. 537. Price $5. 

This volume meets the requirements indispensable to a place among the 
best family histories. It is well arranged, contains verbatim citations from 
original documents, is printed on rag paper, and has a complete index. Capt. 
Gordon's experience led him to search the registries of deeds and of probate, rich 
mines to the genealogist and biographer, for whatever related to the early Emer- 
sons, and we have thus a great ileal of valuable matter in this book. There are 
many probate papers given in full and verbatim. The journal of the Rev. Daniel 
Emerson of Ilollis, which relates to his service as chaplain of Rogers's Rangers 
in 1755, is of special interest, as are other original documents quoted. There 
are many biographical sketches, some of them extensive, an essential feature of 
a first rate family history in these days. The book contains twenty-eight por- 
traits, and a number of other illustrations and facsimiles of autographs. Au 
account of the English Emersons precedes that of the American family, and 
while It contains some speculations as to the origin of the name, etc., it is free 
from the absurdities that often mar this portion of similar works. Any one who 
has had experience with a genealogy or» local history, long in press, will not be 
surprised to learn that the supplement fills seventy pages. 

Dr. Emerson is entitled to great credit for adding this fine volume to the num- 
ber of printed family histories, and he has bestowed a priceless gift upon the 
descendants of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich. Much praise is to be accorded to 
the assisting editor, Capt. Gordon, who arranged the material, perfected the 
records and read the proof. Limited space prevents special comment upon the 
many attractive features of the book. 
By George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., Needham, Mass. 

Diary by Increase Mather, March, 1675-December, 1676. Together with Extracts 
from Another Diary by Him, 1674-16S7. With an Introduction and Notes by 
Samuel A.Green. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, University Press. 
1900. 8vo. pp. 54. 

In the collection of books and manuscripts on American history which the 
Massaehusetts Historical Society received in 1858 from the library of Dr. Jere- 
my Belknap, were a manuscript diary by Increase Mather and extracts from a 
fuller diary by him made by Dr. Belknap. Iu a small book, about three by five 

1900.] Book Notices. 235 

Inches In size, Increase Mather jotted clown almost dally Items In regard to his 
personal and religious life between 1 mo [March] 25, 1(545, and 10 mo. [Decem- 
ber] 7, 1G76. A full copy of this diary forms the principal part of the pamphlet 
before us. Nothing shows more clearly the real character of a man than his 
private diary, for there he records the events of his life and his true thoughts 
and feelings without regard to the opinions of others. The little glimpse of 
Increase Mather's life and character which is here given to us carries us back 
to the early days of New England and shows us the strong foundation on which 
our forefathers builded. While this private cliary gives us an insight into a 
typical individual life of that period, the extracts from a more compendious 
diary covering the period from 1074 to 1087, with which the pamphlet concludes, 
tell of the life of the colony at large, its hopes, fears and tribulations. Mr. 
Green is of the opinion that Dr. Belknap made his extracts from a diary once 
in the possession of Thomas Prince, referred to by the latter as " An account 
of memorable things in New England from 1074 to 1087 inclusively, written by 
the late Rev. Increase Mather in his own Hand." An additional interest attaches 
to both diaries because they were written during the troublous times of King 
Philip's War. 
By Iiuth Wood Iloag of Boston, Mass. , >( . 

The First Century of the History of Springfield. Tlie Official Itecords from 1636 
to 1736, with an Historical Review and Biographical Mention of the Founders. 
By Henry M. Burt. In two volumes. Springfield, Mass. Printed and pub- 
lished by Henry M. Burt. 1895). 8vo. pp. 473"; 712. 

Springfield, the first settlement in Massachusetts west of Boston, with whose 
beginnings are associated William Pynchon, Matthew Mitchell, Henry Smith, 
Jehu Burr, William Blake, Edmund Wood, Thomas Ufford and John Cable, well 
deserves the careful and thorough study which the author of " The First Century 
of Springfield " has given it. The result of his work is a great contribution to 
our knowledge of early New England history. 

Each volume opens with a historical review in which the history of the settle- 
ment is set forth. Included in the first review is the book by William Pynchon, 
entitled "The Meritorious Price of our Redemption, Justification, etc.," on ac- 
count of which he was obliged to leave Springfield and return to England. The 
book was condemned by the General Court as heretical and was burned in Boston 
with the exception of a very few copies. As William Pynchon was the leader in 
the settlement of Springfield, the introduction of his book and an account of the 
trouble which it caused is very appropriate in a history of Springfield. A chrono- 
logical summary of the principal events noted on the town records precedes a 
careful copy of those records. The first volume covers the period 1030 to 
1G82, including volumes I. and II. of the original records. The second volume 
gives the records from 1004 to 1730 as they appear in volume III. of the original 
town records. The second volume closes with sketches of prominent early in- 
habitants, giving three generations of their descendants. Several maps show 
the grants to the first settlers. The fine illustrations from photographs taken by 
the author, and the numerous reproductions of original documents and of auto- 
graphs of the early settlers, help to bring the places and people more vividly be- 
fore the reader. An unusually full index of topics and names accompanies 
each volume, and is one more evidence of the accurate care with which the 
work was compiled. It is greatly to be regretted that the author of so valuable 
a history could not have been spared to carry on his good work still farther. 

R. W. II. 

A Memorial of the Town of Ilampstead, New Hampshire. Historic and Qene- 
alogic Sketches. Proceedings of the Centennial Celebration, July 4th, 1849. 
Proceedings of the 150th Anniversary of the Town's Incorporation, July 4th, 
1899. Illustrated. Compiled by Harrietts Eliza Noyes. Boston, Mass. : 
George B. Reed, 4 Park Street. 1809. 8vo. pp. 4G9. 

Brought together in substantial binding and attractive form are the accounts 
of anniversaries of the town's incorporation, with a historical sketch by John 
Kelly. In addition, the compiler presents many interesting facts in her sketches 
of the civil, military and religious history of Ilampstead. The list of town 
oillcers for one hundred and fifty years and the births, publishments and mar- 
riages from the first books of the town records, as well as brief genealogical 
notes of prominent families, give the book permanent value for reference. It 
has a good index and is profusely illustrated. u. w. H. 

236 Book Notices* [April, 

Memorial of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the 
Incorporation of the Town of Maiden, Massachusetts, May, 1899. Cambridge: 
Printed at the University Press, 11)00. 8vo. pp. xii.-f-340. 
In May, 1899, Maiden celebrated with great magnificence her two hundred 
and fiftieth anniversary. Now she publishes a flue memorial volume propor- 
tionate to the importance of the event, giving a detailed account of the manner 
in which the incorporation of the town was commemorated. The feature of the 
celebration which will be most valuable to posterity was the marking of historic 
spots by appropriate inscriptions. A description of these is included in the 
memorial volume. k. w. h. 

An Historical Discourse, Delivered May 21, 1899, at the Celebration of the Two 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Organization of the First Church of 
Christ in Maiden, Mass., by Rev. Joshua Wyman Wellman, D.D., an Ex- 
, pastor. Cambridge: The University Press. ' 1899. 8vo. pp. 29. 

Two interesting discourses relating to the history of the First Church of 
Maiden are printed in this pamphlet. The first is a history of the beginnings of 
the church and the life of its first pastor, Rev. Marmaduke Matthews. The 
second contains brief sketches of its important ministers, from its beginning 
with Matthews until recent times. it. w. ii. 

Manometiana Number Four; or a Collection of the Epitaphs of the " Old Burial 
Hill" Plymouth, Manomet, Mass. Compiled by Rev. IIaiq Adadourian, Pas- 
tor Second Congregational Church in Plymouth, Manomet, Mass. Plymouth, 
Mass. 1899. 8vo. pp. 88. 

As Manomet, or South Plymouth, was settled as early as 1639, the cemetery 
whose epitaphs are here presented was doubtless in use very early. The date 
of the earliest epitaph, however, is 1717. Eighty-six graves are marked with 
stones. The inscriptions upon all, except three which could not be deciphered, 
are copied verbatim and presented in this pamphlet in as nearly their original 
form as they can be printed. This is an interesting and valuable work, well 
done. it. w. n. 

York Necrology. Compiled by Marquis F. King. 8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a list of four hundred and twenty-seven deaths between 1775 and 1807, 
copied from '« A Book of Mortality," in possession of Mr. J. II. Moody, parish 
clerk, York, Me. The pamphlet is well printed and needs no index as the names 
are arranged alphabetically. it. w. u. 

The Early Becords of the Town of Providence, Volume XV., being the Providence 
Town Papers, Vol. L, 1639 to April, 1682, numbers 01 to 0367. Printed 
under authority of the City Council of Providence by Horatio Rogers and 
Edwaup Fikld, Record Commissioners. Providence: Snow and Farnham, 
City Printers. 1899. 8vo. pp. vii.-f-300. 

With the volume before us Providence completes ^^publication of all her 
earliest records. The work has beeu well done. In the fourteen previous vol- 
umes have been printed the four earliest books of records, the first book of 
wills, the records of town meetings and town council, and the first book of deeds. 
The present volume includes miscellaneous papers covering a period from 1639 
to 1682. it. w. ii. 

JState of New Hampshire. Documents relating to the Masonian Patent, 1630- 
18-16, Vol. XXIX. Town Charters, Vol. VI. Masonian Papers, Vol. III. 
By Alrert S Tillman Batciiellor, Editor of State Papers. Concord: Ed- 
ward N. Pearson, Public Printer. 1896. 8vo. pp. xv.-j-678. 
The two volumes already published in the series of Masonian papers presented 
the town charters granted under the Masonian claim; while this, the third, is a 
collection of papers on the general subject of that claim, arranged chronological- 
ly. Many of the documents included were obtained from private sources and 
throw much additional light on the subject. Its careful index makes this a, 
valuable source of Information for the student of New Hampshire history. 

it. w. n. 

1900.] Booh Notices. 237 

Archives of Maryland, Volume XVII. Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 
1681 to 1685-6, 4to. pp. xi.-f507. Volume XIX. Proceedings of the General 
Assembly of Maryland, September, 2693, to June, 1607. 4to. pp. x.-f-GOO. 
Volume seventeen completes the publication of the two long lost Council 
Books reeovered in 1805. An appendix contains some letters of William Penn 
and other documents of the period covered by the Council Records. Volume 
nineteen is a continuation of the Proceedings published in 1804, in volume thir- 
teen. Each volume is well indexed. it. w. n. 

History of Hanover Academy. By Rev. D. B. Ford, author of '« New England's 
Struggles for Religious Liberty." Boston: II. M. Ilight, Printer, 310 Wash- 
ington Street. 1800. 12mo. pp. 221. Price fifty cents; sixty cents by mail. 
The good work of one of the smaller academies of New England is here set 
forth in an attractive and "well illustrated volume. Hanover Academy was 
founded in 1808 by Rev. Calvin Chaddock, and its last graduating exercises oc- 
curred in 1801. The life of its founder is given together with interesting 
sketches of prominent teachers and pupils. it. w. n. 

Annals of Yarmouth and Harrington, Nova Scotia, in the Revolutionary War. 
Compiled by Edmund Duval Poole. Yarmouth, N. S. Reprinted from the 
Yarmouth Herald. J. Murray Lawson. 1800. 8vo. pp. xvi.-|-133. 
This is an interesting presentation of the attitude of the inhabitants of Yar- 
mouth ami Barrington toward Great Britain at the time of the American Revo- 
lution by means of letters, depositions, petitions and acts of the General Court 
on 111(5 in the Massachusetts Archives. Printed on good paper and well indexed, 
this volume is a material addition to the published history of the Revolution. 
The compiler is to be commended for copying the matter verbatim. Original 
documents speak for themselves, and any one who makes them accessible to a 
larger number of people does a public service. it. w. n. 

The Historical Eecord. Edited by F. C. Johnson. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. : Press 

of The Wilkes-Barre Record. * 8vo. 1807, Vol. VII., pp. 210; 1809, Vol. 

VIII., pp. -102. Price per volume $1.50 paper, $2.00 cloth. 

The " Historical Record " is largely a compilation of the articles of permanent 

interest relating to the early history of Wyoming Valley which have appeared 

in the Wilkes-Barre Daily llecord. It has a department of Notes and Queries 

on antiquarian and genealogical questions. By means of a good index in each 

volume much valuable information can be found. it. w. ii. 

The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Published quarterly 
by the South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, S. C. Edited by A. S. 
S alley, Jr., secretary and treasurer of the Society. Vol. I., No. 1, January, 
1000. Printed for the Society by The Walker, Evans and Caswell Co., Charles- 
ton, S. C. 8vo. pp. 118. Price to others than members, $1.00 per number. 
The South Carolina Historical Society, which was first organized on 2 June, 
1855, took a great step forward in October, 1800, when it determined to employ 
a secretary and treasurer, who should also be librarian, and to publish a quarter- 
ly magazine. The first number of the magazine promises well for the future. 
Its contents are: Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Judge William Johnson; 
The Mission of Col. John Laurens to Europe in 1781 ; Papers of the First Coun- 
cil of Safety; The Bull Family of South Carolina. it. w. n. 

Systematic History Fund. Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warnings, 1737- 
1788. With an Introduction by Fkancis E. Blake, and an Index of Sur- 
names. Worcester, Massachusetts : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1809. 8V0. pp. 101. [Number one of the series under this 
fund. 100 copies printed and numbered. Price $2.00 net.] 
There is probably no source of genealogical information in Massachusetts, 
which has been so much neglected by compilers of family histories, as the 
records of the county courts. That these records contain any genealogical 
data other than the returns of vital statistics, seems to have been known only 
to a few. in some cases the returns of vital records have been published, but 
this is the llrst publication of " warnings" that has come to our notice. 

Tho laws of the Province permitted strangers to become inhabitants of a town 
by a residence of three mouths in that town, unless the selectmen properly 

238 Book Notices. [April/ 

warned them out and made a return of the warning to the county Court of 
Quarter Sessions. The large number of returns made to the courts indicate 
that the selectmen were zealous in guarding the towns from liability of sup- 
porting any who might become town charges. . It is a mistake, however, to as- 
sume that all, or even a large proportion, of the persons named in these warnings 
were " poor and indigent," as the law made no distinction, and it is a fact that 
many named were eminently respectable and often became influential in town 
aft airs. 

The volume before us contains all warnings appearing upon the records of 
Worcester County from 1737 to 1788, arranged alphabetically by towns. It is 
exceedingly valuable to genealogists, furnishing genealogical data relating to 
more than a thousand surnames, often giving the names of children which are 
not found elsewhere, and frequently giving the occupation and former resi- 
dence of those warned. A good index of surnames renders the data available 
for quick reference. 

The same good qualities that characterize the former publications of Mr. Rice 
are found in this volume. 

The Bent Family in America. Being mainly a Genealogy of the Descendants of 
John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 163S, with Notes upon the Family 
in England and Elsewhere. By Allen II. Bent. Boston: Printed by David 
Glapp & Son. 11)00. 8vo. pp. 313. 111. Price, $4.00. 

Bailey Genealogy. James, John and Thomas, and their Descendants. In three 
parts. Edited by Hollis R. Bailey. [Published by direction of the Bailey- 
Bayly Association.] Somerville, Mass. : The Citizen Company. 1899. 8vo. 
pp. vi.-f-479. 

Genealogy of the Dickey Family. By John Dickey. Worcester, Mass. : Press 
of F. S. Blanchard and Co. 1898. 8vo. pp. 322. 111. 

A Complete Memoir of Bichard Haines (1633-1685), a forgotten Sussex Worthy, 
with a Full Account of his Ancestry and Posterity (containing also Chapters on 
the Origin of the Names Hayne and Haynes and the various Coats-of-Arrns as- 
sociated with them). By Charles Reginald Haines, M. A., Camb. [London.] 
1899. 8vo. pp. xvi.-f.15G. III. 

The English Ancestry of licinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct., 1638, 
their Humes and Parish Churches. By William T. R. Marvin. Privately 
printed. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 184. III. Maps. 

Supplement to John Lee of Farminqton, Hartford Co., Conn., and his Descendants. 
(Published in 1897.) 1634-1900. Compiled by Leonard Lee. Published 
by the " Lee Association." Meriden, Conn. Record-Republican Print. 1900. 
pp. xii.-hl7G. III. 

7Vie Boss Family. The Name, Boss. (By Henry R. Boss.] Advance sheets. 

OjDkial lieport of the Fourth American Tyler Reunion, held at Washington, D. C, 
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1899. By Willard I. Tyler Brigiiam, Esq. Chicago, 
111. 1899. 8vo. pp. 47. 111. 

Genealogical Memoranda, relating chiefly to the Haley, Piper, Neal and Bicker 
Families of Maine and New Hampshire. Compiled by Rev. John W. Haylky, 
D.D. Lowell, Mass. : Courier-Citizen Press Co., Printers. 1900. 8vo. pp. 
115. For. Price, $1.G0 in cloth; $1.25 in paper. Address, John W. Hayley, 
271 Gorhain St., Lowell, Mass. 

TJie Genealogy of Hugh McKay and his Lineal Descendants, 1785-1895. [By 
William L. Kean. Boston. 1900.] Sm. 8vo. pp. 7G. 

Wickham. [Genealogical Sketch.] Bv C. A. Hoppin, Jr. [Hartford, Conn. 
1899.] Sm. 4to. pp. 12. 

Greenwood Colonial and Revolutionary Services, 1695-1783. By Isaac J. 
Greenwood. Boston : Press of David Clapp and Son. 1899. Ob. 12mo. 

Vattghan Chart. Compiled and arranged by Walter Kendall Watkins, Gene- 
alogist. PJ00. 23| in. by 35 in. 


Booh Notices. 239 

Circular and Forms of the Genealogical liureau of the Chamberlain Association. 

Additions and Corrections to Sumner Genealogy. [By William Sumner Apple- 
ton.] To January, 1900. 8vo. pp. 3. 

We continue in this number our quarterly notices of genealogical works re- 
cently published. 

In the sections following the introduction, which are chapters relating to the 
English Antecedents of American Bents, the Family in America, Memorials 
Quaint and Olden, the Family in War and the Family in Peace, Mr. Bent has 
related the story of a notable pioneering race, whose spirit of adventure, ex- 
ploration and hardihood he considers as its distinctive trait. Certain it is that 
evidences of the frequent Bent "treks" arc traceable in nearly every part of 
the United States. The books, manuscripts and memorial relics which fas- 
cinated the attention of the author have been made by his zeal contributory to 
an ample family history, animated by biographical and traditional details, and 
furnishing proof of the intelligent manner in which the fifteen years of its 
composition have been employed. The arrangement of the materials is chiefly 
after the Register plan. The indexes are in every respect adequate, and the 
paper and type excellent. 

The three parts of the Bailey Genealogy are, respectively, accounts of James 
Bailey of Rowley, John Bailey of Salisbury, and Thomas Bailey of Weymouth, 
and some of their descendants. The compilers are genealogical committees of 
the Bailey-Bayley Association. They have fully attained the object which they 
proposed to themselves, viz. : the arrangement according to a scientifically 
genealogical method, resembling that adopted by the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, of the materials they have collected, an arrangement 
adapted both for the preservation and future enlargement of the data respecting 
the family. Besides the usual features of an ancestral record, a new one is in- 
troduced in this work, that is, the addition of page references to names in small 
type. The editor is not mistaken in the value he accredits to this novelty; the 
saving of time to the investigator accomplished by this means consists in the 
ease with which one finds the number of a page rather than that of a name. A 
very thorough index compresses the substance of the book into sixty-four pages. 
The paper is good and the type clear. 

Upon the death of the author of the Dickey Genealogy before the publication 
of his work, his widow put in the hands of the publishers the manuscript, 
which, exceedingly useful to all of the name as its contents must prove, lacks 
the completion which added years would have permitted its compiler to impart 
to it. It records the posterity of William Dickey, who came from Ireland to 
Londonderry, N. II., a few years before 1730. The book is divided into three 
parts, each comprising the descendants of one of the children of the immigrant. 
Anecdote, character-portraiture and extended narrative color these pages with 
a vivid interest, showing the unfailing relish of the author in his task. Faces 
of what seems to be the large, thoroughly incarnated Dickey type furnish the 
greater part of the illustrations. Three indexes contain the whole name, and, 
in the case of the Dickeys, the birth-date, of every person mentioned in the book. 

The Haines Memoir, although designed principally as a life of Richard Haines, 
nevertheless embraces everything relating to the theme which might prove at- 
tractive to those not primarily interested in the biography, such as the important 
details in the history of the Baptist church — not elsewhere to be found — con- 
nected with the excommunication of Richard Haynes from that communion, as 
also the social and economic aspects of the reign of Charles II. incidentally af- 
forded. Six chapters out of sixteen are appropriated to the Memoir; the others 
contain the facts respecting the ancestors and posterity of Richard which have 
been collected in a thorough investigation of the sources of information. It is, 
indeed, in the account of the descendants, which the author affirms to be " full," 
that the work acquires its genealogical value. Among those descendants was 
Gregory Haines, who went to South Carolina to trade with the Indians, and 
married Alice Hooke at Charleston. The book abounds in interest to the gen- 
eral reader, and to those who inherit the blood of the man who is its subject it 
must be esteemed a priceless possession. Its letterpress is excellent and its 
binding likewise. Fine illustrations and an index enlarge its merits. 

An account of the Marvin Family is contained in the " Family Histories and 
Genealogies " of Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Salisbury. In it is a notice of the 

240 Booh Notices. [April," 

discovery, by Mr. "William S. Appleton, of a reference to Reynold Marvine, of 
Ramsey, Essex, found In the will of John Lucas. There was no time to thoroughly 
follow out the hint thus obtained before the publication of the Salisburys' work. 
Since then the services of Mr. Walter K. Watkins have been employed for the 
examination of the Registers of St. Michael at Ramsey, and St. Mary at Great 
Bentley, Essex, in which latter Parish he discovered the desired records. Wills 
furnished by Mr. Henry F. Waters and those procured at the Somerset House, 
London, and among the Suffolk Wills recorded at Ipswich, are here printed, 
generally in full, and always in the original orthography. By this means there 
has been established beyond doubt the line running to the great-grandfather of 
the emigrants. To the genealogical facts has been added an account of the 
English homes of the Marvins, their playgrounds, their places of worship, and 
the clergymen who ministered to them. The letter-press and binding are good, 
and full indexes are supplied. 

When the Lee Genealogy w r as published, in 1897, it was known that there was 
a great number of descendants of whom no record could be obtained. The efforts 
of the compiler of that work, aided by the secretary of the Lee Association, and 
the Rev. William H. Lee, have resulted in the production of a Supplement whose 
contents are "corrections, changes, births, marriages, deaths, etc., reported 
since the publication — new discoveries, with an addition of nearly 1,000 names, 
extensive additions to the ' roll of honor,' of those who have served in the 
various wars of the country." 

In the Tyler pamphlet the Historical Article by W. I. T. Brigham is of great 
genealogical importance. Speeches in response to the toasts, Col. M. W. Tyler's 
address on President Tyler, " visitation," researches at Washington and per- 
sonals occupy the remainder of the report. 

Mr. Haley's book otters in equal proportions the memoranda he has gathered 
concerning the four families mentioned on the title page. No complete record 
of any of these families has been undertaken by the author; his collections 
show, however, that he has made extensive researches, and will be of value to 
those making inquiries into the posterity of Thomas and Andrew Hale, Nathaniel 
Piper, Capt. Walter Neal, and George Bicker.. The book is fully indexed. 

The McKay genealogy traces the descendants of Donald McKay of Tain, Ross 
County, Scotland, giving also the names arranged by family groups, by genera- 
tions alphabetically, and by generations in the order of birth. The book is well 
bound and in clear typo. 

The \V r ickham pamphlet gives the pedigree of that family from Richard de 
Stokes, and also contains the results of researches respecting the Wickhams of 
Rowley, Mass., and of Wethersfleld, Conn., as also respecting the crest and 
armorial bearings. 

The Greenwood record is that of the services of the descendants of Nathaniel 
and Samuel Greenwood of Boston and Thomas Greenwood of Newton, Mass., 
each of the names being followed by those which connect it with the above. 

The name at the head of the Vnuglian Chart is William, died 1608, of Bally- 
hoo, near Clonmel, in Tipperary, Ireland. The families recorded are descendants 
of William through his son Benjamin and grandson Samuel Fuer, who married 
Sarah Hollowell, daughter of Benjamin Hallowell of Boston. The descent is 
brought down to as late a elate as 1893. 

The Chamberlain circular is that of the Chamberlain Association of America, 
of which a genealogical bureau has been established with George W. Chamber- 
lain of Weymouth, Mass., as bureau secretary, to whom all genealogical cor- 
respondence should be addressed. To this is attached a blank for application 
for membership. The circular is accompanied by a genealogical blank for 
copies of which members are requested to send, that they may fill it out with 
such facts as they possess and return it to the bureau. The bureau's record 
book is so arranged that each member may be traced back ten generations. 
The bureau, therefore, besides publishing from time to time a sketch of the 
general results of its investigation, will undertake special researches for in- 
dividual members on such terms as may be made with the secretary. The data 
thus obtained will be tabulated in a genealogical chart, whose admirable con- 
struction—as is evident from the copy with the circular— will render it very 
valuable to the recipient. 

Hy Frederic Willard Parke. 

1900.] licocnt Publications. 241 


GBM'UUB 1, 1899, 'JO MAECU 1, 1900. 

Prepared by Benjamin J)avis Peyser. 

I. Publications written or edited by members of the Society. 

Additions and Corrections to Sumner Genealogy to January, 1900. 1900. 8vo. 

The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleveland Families. An attempt to trace, in 
both the male and the female lines, the posterity of Moses 1 Cleveland who came from 
Ipswich, County Suffolk, England, about 1035, was of Woburn, Middlesex County, 
Massachusetts; of Alexander 1 Cleveland of Prince William County, Virginia; and of 
ancient and other Cleveland:* in England, America and elsewhere ; with numerous 
biographical sketches ; and containing ancestries of many of the husbands and wives, 
also a bibliography of the Cleveland Family and a genealogical account of Edward 
Winn of Woburn, and of other Winn families, compiled by Edmund Janes 7 Cleveland 
and Horace Gillette 7 Cleveland. Illustrated. In three volumes. Hartford, Conn. 
1899. Svo. pp. 2902. 

The English Ancestry of Remold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct., 1638. 
Their homes and parish churches. By William T. It. Marvin. Privately printed. 
Boston. 1900. Svo. pp. 184. 

John Gallop of Taunton, Mass. By Almon D. Hodges, Jr. Reprinted from New- 
England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 1900. Vol. 54, pp. 89-91. 
Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 3. 

Rev. Richard Blinman of Mar&hfield, Gloucester and New London. By Isaac J. 
Greenwood. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter for January, 1900. Boston. 1900. Svo. pp. 8. 

Greenwood Colonial and Revolutionary Services, 1695-1783. By Isaac J. Green- 
wood. Boston. 1899. 8vo. 

William Martin, Esq., Representative from North Yarmouth to the General Court 
of Massachusetts, 1792-5, 7. By Edward Payson Payson. Boston. 1900. Svo. 
pp. 9. 

Official Report of the Fourth American Tyler Family Reunion held at Washington, 
B.C., Wednesday, September 13, 1899. By Willard I. Tyler Brigham, Esq. Chi- 
cago, Illinois. 1899. Svo. pp. 47. 

The Bent Family in America. Being mainly a genealogy of the Descendants of 
John Bent who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1638, with notes upon the family in 
England and elsewhere. By Allen H. Bent. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 313. 


The Puritan ns a Colonist and Reformer, by Ezra HoytByington. Boston. Little, 
Brown and Company. 1899. 8vo. pp. xxvi.-f-375. 

Local History. 

Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley (formerly West Needham), North Natick, 
and Saint Mary's Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, with genea- 
logical and biographical notes by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. Boston. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. vii.-f-236. 

Epitaphs from a graveyard in Weston, with notes, by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., 
of Needham. [Reprinted from the Dedham Historical Register (x.65-70) for April, 
1899.] Svo. pp. 5. 


Massachusetts Historical Society. Tribute of Dr. Samuel A. Green to Charles F. 
Dunbar and Edward G. Porter. 1900. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Diary by Increase Mather, March, 1675-Deeember, 1676. Together with extracts 
from another diary by him, 1674-1687. With an Introduction and Notes, by Samuel 
A. Green. Cambridge. 1900. Svo. pp. 54. 

A Sketch of the Life of Sylvester Morris, by his granddaughter, Mrs. Kate Morris 
Cone, Hartford, Vt. Boston. 1887. 8vo. pp. 44. 

* This list does not include publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 

242 Recent Publications, [April, 

U. S. Oovernmont, State and Municipal Publications. 

Twelfth Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 

First Report of the Public Record Commission of New Jersey, 1899. Somerville, 
N.J. 1899. 8vo. pp. 116. 

II. Other Publications. 

The Story of Our Flag, Colonial and National, with Historical Sketch of the 
Quakeress, Betsy Ross, by Addie Guthrie Weaser. Chicago. 1900. 12mo. pp. 96. 

The Collection of History. [Published by the Kansas Historical Society.] Topeka. 
1899. 8vo. pp. 6. 

Letters of Jonathan Boucher to George Washington. Collected and edited by 
Worthington Chauncey Ford. Brooklyn, N. Y. 1899. 8vo. pp. 53. 

Dictionary of United States History, 1492-1899. Four Centuries of History. 
Written concisely and arranged alphabetically in dictionary form by J. Franklin 
Jameson, Ph.D. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 733. 

Local History. 

A Handbook of the Principal Scientific Institutions of Boston and Vicinity. 
Boston. 1898. 12mo. pp. 118. 

The Old and the New. Hartford Congregational Church, Hartford, Vt. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 39. 

A Street in Old Boston. A part of the Celebration of the Second Church in Bos- 
ton. Copley Hall, Nov. 15, 16, 17, 1899. Boston. 1899. 4to. pp. 24. 

A Puritan Service to be held in connection with the two hundred and fiftieth Anni- 
versary of the Second Church in Boston, Sunday evening, November 19, 1899. Bos- 
ton. 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

The Strike of the Shoe Workers in Marlboro', Mass., November 14, 1898-May 5, 
1899. 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 


A Record of the Exercises in honor of Rev. Edmund Dowse, D.D., who completed 
his sixtieth year as pastor of Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, October Tenth, 1898. Also 
a brief history of Pilgrim Church: A Biography of Doctor Dowse and the principal 
features of the published Record of the Jubilee Celebration, 1888, by Charles Frances 
Adams. Sherborn, Mass. 1898. 8vo. pp. 51-4-xxii. 

Nicholas Monk, the King's Messenger, and the Honest Clergyman, by Frances B. 
Troup. 1899. 8vo. pp. 21. 

A Biographical Sketch. John Sedgwick, Major-General. 1899. 8vo. pp. 24. 

In Memoriam Daniel Rogers Williams. Address by Rev. Parris T. Farwell of 
Wellesley Hills, Muss, (a former pastor), in the Congregational Church, Stockbridge, 
Maws., Friday, April 21, 1899. Hartford. 1899. 12mo. pp. 21. 

The Revolutionary Ancestry of the members of the Warren and Prescott Chapter, 
Daughters of the American Revolution. Compiled by the historian of the chapter. 
Boston. 1899. 12mo. pp. 124. 

Memoir of Mrs. Elvira Armenius (Wright) Williams. Reprinted from New-Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 1900. Boston. 1900. 4to. 
pp. 1. 

John Cummings, Treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1872- 
1889, by Harry W. Tyler. Reprinted from The Technology Review, vol. i., No. 2. 
8vo. pp. 6. 

Elizabeth Adams. A Life Sketch. By Richard Burton. Privately printed. 16mo. 
pp. 15. 

• Edward Chipman Guild. Born 29 February, 1832. Died 5 November, 1899. "He 
Being Dead Yet Speaketh." A sermon preached 19 November, 1899, by Edward 
Beecher Mason, Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Brunswick. Brunswick, 
Maine. 1899. 12mo. pp. 14. 

Colleges and Schools. 

Catalogue of Yale Universisy, 1899-1900. New Haven. 1899. 12mo. pp. 499. 

Catalogue of the Roxbury Latin School, Kearsarge Ave., Boston, Mass. 1899-1900. 
Boston. 1900. 12mo. pp. 59. 



Recent Publications. 243 

Obituary Record of the Graduates of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of 
Maine for the year ending 1 June, 1899. Brunswick, Me. 1899. 8vo. 

An Index to the Obituary Record of the Graduates of Bowdoin College and the 
Medical School of Maine for the decade ending 1 June, 1899. Brunswick, Maine. 

1899. 8vo. pp. 11. 

Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1899-1900. 
Brunswick, Maine. 1899. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Fifteenth Annual Report of George T. Little, Librarian of Bowdoin College. For 
the year ending June 1, 1899. 1899. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Catalogue of Amherst College for the year 1889-1900. Amherst, Massachusetts. 

1900. 8vo. pp. 82. 

List of Contributors to the Building of Phillips Brooks House. 1900. 8vo. pp. 

Catalogue and Circular of the Farmington State Normal and Training School. For 
the year ending June 15, 1899. Augusta. 1899. 8vo. pp. 86. 

The Harvard University Catalogue, 1899-1900. Cambridge. 1900. 12mo.pp. 716. 

The Litchfield Law School, 1900. 1900. 8vo. pp. 27. 

Thirty-First Annual Catalogue of Wells College, Aurora, N. Y. Academic Year, 
1898-99. 1899. 8vo. pp. 60. 

Catalogue of Tufts College, 1899-1900. Boston. 1900. 12mo. pp. 269. 

Annual Reports of the President and the Treasurer of Harvard College, 1898-99. 
Cambridge. 1900. 8vo. 

The Eightieth Annual Catalogue of Colby College for the academic year 1899-1900. 
Waterville, Maine. 1900. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Catalogue of the Fifty-Fourth Annual Session of La Grange Female College, La 
Grange, Georgia, 1898-99. La Grange, Ga., 1899. 8vo. pp. 49. 

Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania, 1899-1900. Philadelphia. 1899. 
12mo. pp. 485. 

Societies and Institutions. 

Twenty-Five Years. An address in Grace Church, Newton, Massachusetts. 1900. 
12mo. pp. 20. 

Orthodox Congregational Church at Leominster, Mass. Seventy-Fifth Anniversary 
of its formation. 8vo. pp. 15. 

The Year-Book of the Unitarian Congregational Churches for 1899. Boston. 
1899. 12mo. pp. 72. 

Order of Exercises at the Dedication of the Memorial Church of the First Parish, 
Plymouth, Massachusetts, Thursday, December 21, 1899. 1899. 12mo. pp. 6. 

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society. No. 7. Baltimore. 

1899. 8vo. 134. 

Eighty-Seventh Annual Report of the Vermont Bible Society, presented at the 
Annual Meeting of the Society, held in Montpelier, October 18, 1899. Published by 
the Vermont Bible Society. 1899. 8vo. pp. 30. 

Schedule of Prizes offered by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the year 

1900. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp.50. 

Missouri Historical Society Collections, 2. St. Louis, January, 1900. Vol. No. 1. 
8vo. pp. 6-\ 

Annual List of New and Important Books added to the Public Library of the City 
of Boston. Selected from the Monthly Bulletins, 1898-1899. Boston. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 138. 

The Eighty-Ninth Annual Report of the American Board of Commissioners for 
Foreign Missions. Presented at the meeting held at Providence, R. I., October 3-6, 
1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 196. 

Annual Sermon before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 
delivered at Providence, R. I., October 3, 1899, by the Rev. George C. Adams, D.D., 
Pastor of the First Congregational Church, San Francisco, Cal. Boston. 1899. 
8vo. pp. 36. 

Sixty-Eighth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massa- 
chusetts School for the Blind, for the year ending August 31, 1899. Boston. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 325. 

Minutes of the General Conference of the Congregational Churches in Maine. 
Seventy-Third Anniversary. Maine Missionary Society, Ninety-Second Anniversary. 
Held with the High Street Church at Auburn October 30, 31 and November 1, 2, 1899. 
Vol. I. No. 5. New Series (with General Index for vol. i., 1895 to 1899). Portland, 
Me. 1899. 8vo. pp. 148. 



244 Deaths. [April, 

Ninety-Fourth Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of 
New York. At the Waldorf-Astoria, Friday, December 22, 1899. 

Publications of the Ipswich Historical Society. VIII. Development of our Town 
Government and Common Lands and Commonage. By T.Frank Waters. With the 
proceedings at the Annual Meeting, December 4, 1899. Salem. 1900. 8vo. pp. 29. 

lteport of the Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association, on the 
occasion of the 121st Anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, July 3, 
1899. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 1899. 8vo. pp. 22. 

January, 1900. Thirty-Fourth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the 
Winchester Home Corporation for Aged Women. No. 10 Eden Street, Boston. 
Charlestown District. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 33. 

Proceedings of the Trustees of the Peabody Education Fund, 1893-1899. Printed 
by order of the trustees. Vol.5. Cambridge. 1900. 8vo. pp. 414. 

Kansas State Historical Society. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meet- 
ing, Topeka, January 1(5, 1900. Containing, also, Report of the Secretary and revised 
list of Kansas Newspapers up to February 1.5, 1900. Topeka. 1900. 8vo. pp. 48. 

Frances Dighton Williams Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution. 
Constitution and By-Laws. Chartered 1897. Bangor, Me. 1899. 12mo. pp. 33. 

U. 8, Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Official Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Session of the Farmers National 
Congress of the United States. Held in Boston, Mass., October 3-10, 1899. Boston. 
1899. 8vo. 174. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year 1897-98. Vol. 1, containing 
parti. Washington. 1899. Volume 2, containing parts II. and III. Washington. 
1899. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. exx, vii, 2G40. 

Census of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1895. Prepared under the direc- 
tion of Horace G. Wadlin. Volume VI. The Fisheries, Commerce and Agriculture. 
Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 883. 

City of Cambridge Annual Report of the Trustees of the Cambridge Public Library 
for the year ending November 30, 1899. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 19. 

Fifth Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission, for the year ending 
August 15, 1899. Boston. 1899. 8vo. pp. 75. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 1899. 
Washington. 1899. 8vo. pp. 40. 


Reuben Rawson Dodge, son of Jacob and an account of them see Register, vol. 

Elizabeth (Rawson) Dodge, whose zeal 39, page 59. 

in collecting and carefully preserving Mr. Dodge was born in the eastern 

the records of his ancestors is well part of Sutton, near the present village 

known to the readers of the Register, of Wilkinsonville, April 3, 1819. 
died of heart disease at Saundersville, 

Mass., Aug. 24, 1899, aged 80. A me- Mrs. Margaret Greenwood, died Jan. 
moir of him, with portrait, was printed 12, 1898, aet. 93, widow of Clark, see- 
in the January number for 1885 (pp. ond son of Dr. John Greenwood of New 
52-59). His wife, Mrs. Lydia II. York, and daughter of John and Eliza- 
Dodge, died at Saundersville, Jan. G, beth (Riddle) McKay. 
1899, aged 71. Both are buried in the Mas. Mauy (McKay) Gkeenwood, died 
Dodge Cemetery, East Sutton, Mass. Jan. 27, 1899, aged 83 years, 1 mo., 2 
About a year before his death, Mr. days; sister of the above, and widow 
Dodge leased his farm in Sutton and of Dr. Isaac J. Greenwood of Ncav 
with his wife removed to Saundersville, York, eldest son of Dr. John Green- 
near the residence of his son. wood. 

Mr. Dodge, at the meeting of the New- Langdon Greenwood of New York, died 

England Historic Genealogical Society, at Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 25, 1900, 

May 7, 1881, presented to the society aged 60, younger son of the late Dr. 

the two original portraits of Edward Isaac J. Greenwood, lie leaves sur- 

Rawson, secretary of the colony, and his viving him a widow, Mrs. Annie M. 

daughter Rebecca Rawson, which now (Hand) Greenwood, and two sons, 

hang in the rooms of the society. For Langdon and Clark. 1. J. G. 


^^^i^^-^f ^/e^r-^r/f 




JULY, 1900. 


By Clarence Saunders Brigham, Esq., of Providence, R. I. 

Amos Pehry was born in the village of South Natiek, Mass., 
August 12, 1812, and died suddenly in New London, Conn., Au- 
gust 10, 1899. He was the son of Elijah and Mary (Jones) Perry, 
and was seventh in descent from John Perry, who arrived in Boston 
in 1631, and became a freeman of Roxbury in 1633. His ancestors 
were all made of that rugged New England stock which placed 
obedience to law and regard for religious institutions as the highest 
duties of man. His whole ancestry seems imbued with a high moral 
character and with strict subservience to the admonitions of con- 
science. His father, Elijah Perry, was an honored and trusted yeo- 
man of Natiek, and one of the founders of the oldest Christian So- 
ciety and Church in that town. He was a man who believed in 
farming as a means of attaining health, wealth and wisdom ; read 
agricultural papers and made agricultural experiments ; tried to 
make farmers of all his boys, and failed in every case. Mr. Perry's 
grandfather was Samuel Perry, who, though he witnessed enough of 
the horrors of combat in seeing persons scalped alive during the 
French and Indian war, yet immediately volunteered as a private in 
the Revolution, and marched from Natiek on the alarm of April 19, 

On the maternal side he was a descendant of Lewis Jones, who 

came to this country about 1640, settled in Roxbury, and removed 

to Watertown in 1650. John Jones, his great grandson, and the 

grandfather of Amos Perry, was a most influential man in Natiek, 

vol. liv. 17 

240 Amos Perry. [July, 

being successively school teacher, civil engineer, colonel in the mili- 
tia, proprietors' clerk, justice of the peace, and president of the 
Court of General Sessions for Norfolk County. He was the M Sheriff 
Jones and member of the House of Lords " of Mrs. Stowe's now al- 
most forgotten novel, " Oldtown Folks," and at his death left a man- 
uscript book of judicial decisions and also a "Book of Minutes," the 
latter of which was printed by Mr. Perry in 1894. 

Amos Perry obtained his early schooling in the district school of 
Natick, the " old red school-house," as he called it in later days. A 
curious incident led him to cherish ambitious dreams of a college 
education and a wider sphere of activity. When he was sixteen he 
came across a book entitled "Degerando on Self-Education," in 
which the doctrine was laid down that moral and intellectual culture 
was a matter of the first moment ; and when, after this, reflecting 
upon the ways and means of obtaining such culture, he came across 
a guide-board inscribed " To Cambridge Colleges," he saw how to 
obtain the object of his desire. Although it was somewhat against 
the wishes of his father, who believed that " college learning spoils 
the boys," he prepared for Harvard in the family school of Rev. 
Daniel Kimball, a graduate of Harvard in 1 800 and for many years 
principal of the Hingham Academy. 

His entrance into college life can best be told in his own words, 
as he recollected those events over half a century later. "My first 
knowledge of Cambridge College was in the month of July, 1833. 
My teacher, Rev. Daniel Kimball, had three pupils to present. His 
son, Benjamin Gage Kimball, was one ; James Richardson, the son 
of a distinguished lawyer of Dedham, was another ; and I was the 
third. AVe arrived at five or six o'clock in the afternoon at Porter's 
Tavern in Cambridge. After breakfast the next morning we went 
over to University Hall, where we met thirty or forty other students, 
and underwent the ordeal of an examination. My two schoolmates 
were admitted unconditionally, but I was required to undergo 
another examination in Latin prosody. I knew more about the 
farm and farm work than I did about Latin and Greek roots. I ap- 
peared in the room of our class tutor, McKean, at the appointed 
time, to undergo a re-examination in Latin prosody. He began by 
having me scan different passages in Virgil, and explain poetic feet. 
How J did it I do not know ; but I found there a man, now some- 
what known through the country, Charles Sumner, lie kept quiet 

1900.] Amos Perry. 247 

a while, but not long. While McKcan was giving some of his ideas 
about Latin verse, Sumner took him up, saying : ' Here, I do not 
agree with you.' They got into a discussion with each other, and I 
got off pretty easily." Mr. Perry recalled much that happened dur- 
ing his college career, and often would talk in a most interesting 
manner of the eminent men who were then connected with the Col- 
lege,— the elder Quincy, Ware, Story, Sumner, John Quincy 
Adams, Webster, Everett, Sparks and Channing. Like many of 
the other students of the period, he taught school in the vacations, 
teaching in all thirty-four weeks during his college course. lie was 
a member of the Hasty Pudding Club, and at one time its librarian ; 
and also belonged to the Institute of 1770, a literary and debating 

He was graduated from Harvard in 1837 ; other members of his 
class being Richard H. Dana, Horatio Hale and Henry D. Thoreau. 
He always took a lively interest in all the class-gatherings, from 
which he was rarely absent, except during his residence abroad. 
The class, at graduation, put away a bottle of wine, to be drunk at 
the 50th anniversary in 1887, at which time there were seven to 
drink it, Mr. Perry being one of them. " Though older than some 
of us," said one of his classmates, " there is not one of our number 
who enjoys a greener old age, ,or who preserves the hearty genial 
character of his youth in a greater measure than he." At the din- 
ner of the Harvard Club of Rhode Island a few months before his 
death, Mr. Perry was an honored guest, and, after his interesting 
talk on old Harvard days, his health was drunk standing. 

After leaving Harvard, he came to Rhode Island, and opened a 
classical school at Fruit Hill, North Providence, holding also the 
position of postmaster for that town. He remained there until 1840, 
when he became principal of the Summer-street Grammar School, 
where he remained for twelve years. At this time he began to take 
interest in the cause of public education, and during the latter part 
of this period served as a member of the school committee and also 
as county inspector of public schools. When, in 1850, a Didactic 
Department, the germ of our present Normal School, was estab- 
lished in Brown University, Mr. Perry was appointed on the com- 
mittee regulating that department. He was one of the founders 
and prominent movers of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, 
being successively Director, Corresponding Secretary and Treas- 

248 Amos Perry. [July, 

urcr. At the second annual meeting in 1852, he presented a most 
able report, exhibiting practical views of Teachers' Institutes and of 
the importance of a Normal School, and taking elevated ground con- 
cerning teaching as a profession. It closed with an earnest invita- 
tion to " the citizens of the State to continue to co-operate in pro- 
moting the prosperity of that cause which underlies all the great 
interests of the State, and is the foundation and pillar upon which 
rests the broad fabric of our republican institutions — the intelligence 
and virtue of the people." 

He made more than one trip to Europe during his long life. His 
first journey, begun in 1852, covered the greater part of two years, 
and was partly spent in visiting institutions of learning in England 
and on the Continent, and reached as far as Egypt and Palestine. 
After returning from this tour he took charge of a school for young 
ladies, on the retirement of the principal, Dr. Kingsbury, but in 
1858 he relinquished the position into the hands of Professor Lin- 
coln and took up teaching in the Bartlett High School in New Lon- 

It was while he was visiting Europe for the third time, in April, 
1862, that he received his appointment as Diplomatic and Consular 
Agent at Tunis. He assumed charge in July, and held the position 
for over five years. During this period, he devoted much time to a 
study of the history and antiquities of the country, embodying his 
labors later in a volume entitled " Carthage and Tunis, Past and 
Present," a book criticised as showing " great research, learning and 
observation." While in Tunis he interested himself in collecting 
memorials of John Howard Payne, a predecessor in the office, who 
had died at his post ten years earlier ; and, after much correspon- 
dence with William Cullen Bryant, he was able to forward to the 
relatives of the deceased his diaries and other literary remains. No- 
ting that Payne's grave was in a neglected condition, he feelingly 
appealed to the American press, and a fund was soon raised to re- 
move the remains of the author of" Home, Sweet Home " to Wash- 
ington, where interment was had in the Congressional cemetery. 

One important episode of Mr. Perry's consulship was the coming 
to this country of the Tunisian Embassy in 1865. Mr. Perry ac- 
companied the Ambassadors, who brought with them a portrait of 
the Bey, with letters of condolence on the death of President Lin- 
coln. The mission deepened friendly relations between the United 

1900.] Amos Perry. 249 

States and Tunis, and the larger portion of the credit was due to 
Mr. Perry. The Ambassadors visited Providence among other 
places, remaining there for two days. They visited the public insti- 
tutions of the city, Brown University, various manufacturing estab- 
lishments, and other points of interest ; were received by Mayor 
Doyle and Governor Smith, as well as entertained by other citizens, 
and went away highly pleased with all that they had seen, having 
themselves made a most favorable impression. In the speech which 
Mr. Perry made, thanking the city in their name, lie well said : 
" There are virtues to be found in them which I sincerely wish we 
possessed. The most cultivated among us can learn of them. They 
do not call themselves Christians ; yet I have learned lessons of 
patience, forbearance and kindness, in their society, which I be- 
lieve I shall remember to the end of my life." 

In 18GG a fine portrait of Washington was sent to Tunis by our 
Government and was presented formally by Mr. Perry. It was 
hung in the Bey's palace, together with portraits of Tunisian and 
European sovereigns, where it still remains to-day. 

During his period of service, which, with one exception, was 
longer than that ever held by any other commissioned consul to that 
post, he was most faithful and industrious in the performance of his 
official duties. In the latter part of 1866, he, together with other 
public agents representing the United States in foreign countries, 
became the victim of an anonymous letter, known as the "McCrackin 
Letter," addressed to President Johnson, and containing the vilest 
calumny directed against several of the ministers and consuls. Its 
language was coarse, its assertions were shameless falsehoods, its 
spirit was that of a disappointed and malicious office-seeker. Most 
gentlemen would have thrown this mass of venomous fabrications 
into the waste-basket ; but, strangely to the discredit of the executive 
department, a formal note was sent to several of the persons men- 
tioned in the letter respecting some of the offensive expressions, and 
asking them to deny or confirm the rumors. Like any other patriotic 
and high-spirited man, Mr. Perry justly felt himself insulted, prompt- 
ly resigned his position and returned to this country. He always 
remained very friendly to Secretary of State Seward, his informal 
dinner with that official, just after his return, being one of the pleasant- 
est episodes of his life. I believe that he somewhat regretted his 
impulsive step in later life, realizing that a man of character and 


250 Amos Perry. [July, 

probity is always safe against the contemptible accusations of a reck- 
less slanderer. 

On returning from Tunis, Mr. Perry again took up his residence 
in Providence, where he spent the remainder of a remarkably active 
and useful life. Always interested in the study of history, he had 
joined the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1858 and had ever 
shown himself as one who thoroughly believed in its aims. In 1873 
he was elected Secretary of the Society, besides being continued as 
a member of several committees. Upon the resignation of Rev. 
Edwin M. Stone as Librarian in 1880, Mr. Perry assisted the newly 
appointed Library Committee, and in the following year was chosen 
Librarian. When he entered upon his task, he found the Society 
weak in resources and lacking in enthusiasm, the library uncata- 
logued and scarcely accessible. Under his administration the collec- 
tions were properly arranged, and a practically new building was 
erected. In addition to his other duties, he also kept the office of 
Secretary, and had membership on several committees. For nearly 
twenty years he worked with an intense and unflagging devotion 
that could have upon the Society only one effect — increased interest 
and sure prosperity. 

In 1885 Mr. Perry entered upon his last great public service — the 
preparation of the 1885 census for Rhode Island. It was a task 
which would have reflected credit upon any man, and which, for one 
of his age, was truly remarkable. Few State censuses have ever 
contained so much individuality as this ; its local and geographical 
dates are of great value to the student, and the many historical notes 
scattered throughout will make the volume consulted long after its 
statistics have been superseded. The work as a whole was so well 
performed that the Legislature, although opposed to him politically, 
voted him a richly deserved additional sum in recognition of his labors. 

The Census of 1885 and the history of Carthage and Tunis, pre- 
viously mentioned, were his largest works. But he found time, 
during his busy life, to write other books and pamphlets, chiefly of 
a historical nature. Among these may be mentioned the "Memorial 
of Zachariah Allen," 1883 ; " Some New England Almanacs," 1885 ; 
" Col. John Jones of Dedham and his paternal ancestors in America, " 
1890; " An official tour along the Eastern coast of the Regency of 
Tunis," 1801 ; and "Book of minutes of Col. John Jones," 1894. 
He also contributed many articles to periodicals and newspapers, his 

1900.] Amos Perry. 251 

"Reminiscences of old days at Harvard, " published in the Boston 
Transcript last June, arousing much interest among the graduates of 
the old university, For seven years he was editor of the Quarterly 
Publication of the Rhode Island Historical Society, and brought out 
in that magazine many important historical articles, not the least 
valuable of which were his own contributions. His article on the 
extent and condition of the town records of the State is still a most 
valuable guide to the searcher for original material, and his paper on 
the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati brought to light an insti- 
tution that had long been lost sight of, but which has since been re- 
vived and reorganized. The publication committee, in taking up 
his work just after his decease, remarked that " with his usual 
promptitude and New England ! forehandedness ' he had at the time 
of his death, two months before the time for the October issue, made 
ready nearly all its contents, and seen the greater portion through 
the press." And this promptness, this intense zeal and untiring 
industry, were characteristic of all that he did. That so much 
youthful energy and enthusiasm could be manifested by a man of so 
advanced an age is truly one of the things most to be wondered at 
and envied in his life. 

Mr. Perry married, August 28, 1838, Elizabeth Anastasia Phette- 
place, the daughter of Eber and Waite (Irons) Phetteplace, a de- 
scendant of Philip Phetteplace of Portsmouth, R. I., and on her 
mother's side of Roger Williams, Gregory Dexter and Richard 
Waterman. She with one daughter, Mrs. Helen E. P. Kendall, 
widow of P. Redfield Kendall, survives him. 

In 18-11, only four years after his graduation from Harvard, Mr. 
Perry received the honorary degree of A.M. from Brown University, 
and in 1888 that ofLL.D. from Griswold College. He was also 
an honorary member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard, and 
of the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati, and a corresponding 
member of the American Ethnological Society, the American Geo- 
graphical Society, and of the Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, 
Georgia, Maine, Western Reserve and Chicago Historical Societies. 
He was also a vice-president of the American Institute of Instruc- 
tion, of the Universal Peace Union, and honorary vice-president for 
Rhode Island of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Phila- 
delphia. He was also interested in many local institutions and 



252 Amos Perry. [July, 

When a man of such varied attainments and activities as Amos 
Perry departs from this life, the community in which he lived and 
worked must keenly feel the loss. Endowed with a mind of more 
than ordinary capacity, and possessed with a purpose to do always 
that which he thought was right, his life was an inspiration to those 
who truly knew him and were able to understand his character. 
There was a candidness in his speech and an abruptness in his manner 
that often led those who knew him least to believe that he lacked 
affability. But let once the barriers of a cursory acquaintanceship 
be broken down, then one could scarcely find a man of more kind 
and genial disposition, a more true and generous friend. Of strong 
and impulsive nature himself, he greatly admired similar qualities in 
others. Once in speaking of President Quincy of Harvard, he said, 
" I liked the man. He was brusque and decided, giving no quarter 
to violators of the law. However unpopular his views, he uttered 
them boldly and manfully ; and however disliked as a politician, he 
was respected as a man." 

Throughout his whole life Mr. Perry was a staunch Unitarian, a 
member of the Westminster Church in Providence, and for many 
years Superintendent of the Sunday School there. Religion with 
him was a matter of life and conduct, aided by a profound reverence 
for the sacred Scriptures, and by a strong unwavering faith. As a 
friend remarked a few days after his death, " His religion was full 
of humanity as of godliness. It was full of kindness toward the 
afflicted, the depressed, the wronged and the needy." 

He was possessed of a mind which was far more broad and liberal 
than that of many a man not half so advanced in years. He was as 
much interested in current affairs as in past history, looked ever on 
the bright side of things, and always scorned the idea that great age 
and incompetence are generally associated. No matter how the 
weight of years pressed upon him, he continued to manifest his wonted 
zeal and even elicited that same spirit in others. His whole life and 
work should be an inspiration of energy and enthusiasm to us in 
whatever work we undertake. 



1900.] Records of the Church in Bolton y Conn. 



Communicated by Miss Mary K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 

[Continued from page 85.] 

An Account of Baptisms from Nov. 13, 1763. 

1763 Nov. 




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ge, Son of Elisha Bissell 
Beth, D r of Ozias Bissell 

Anna, D r of Ozias Bissell 
Malachi, Son of Ralph Cox 
Jeremiah, Son of John Ferguson 
Sarah, D r of John Ferguson 
Jonathan, Son of David Wright 
Thomas, Son of Daniel Field 
James Parker, Son of David Talcott 
Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Webster 
Abner, Son of Abner Skinner 
Isaac, Son of Jonathan Birge 
Damaris, D r of Job Strong 
Molly, D r of Richard Skinner 
Aaron, Son of James Spencer 
Phebe, D r of Benjamin Howard 
Luce, D r of Ichabod Warner 
Elizabeth, D 1 ' of Joshua Flint 
Peter, Son of Peter Olcott 
Sarah, D r of Benjamin Risly 
Elias, Son of Elias Skinner 
Seth, Son of Seth Talcott 
Ruamah (?) D 1 of Matthew Loomis 
Hannah, D 1 ' of Matthew Loomis. 
Son of Jonathan Dart, named Levi. 
D r of Samuel Carver, named Olive. 
Son of Thomas Webster, named Thomas. 
Son of Jonathan Strong, named Jonathan. 
D l of Thomas Taylor, Deceas 1 , named Martha. 
D r of Joseph Cobb, named Hope. 
D r of Thomas Pitkin, named Luce. 
Son of Ilczekiuh Welles, named John. 
Son of Benjamin Loomis, named Benjamin. 
Son of Natli 1 Hammond, named Elijah. 
Son of Joseph Tucker, named Ephraim. 
Son of Ezra Loomis, named Ezra. 
Son of Robert Ball, James JIamlinton. 
D r of Jonathan Skinner, named Ann. 
Son of Lot Fuller, named Judah. 
Son of Benjamin Welles — Llizur. 
D r of Samuel Darte — Cloe. 
Son of Stephen Cone — Russell. 
D r of Gershom Bartlett — Mary. 

254 Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn, [July, 

July 21 Son of Elisha Bissell — Benjamin. 

Sept r 1 l) r of Daniel Darte — Anna. 

" " D r of Joshua Darte — Cloe. 

" 8 D r of Nath 1 Bordman— Ruth. 

Oct r 6 D r of Ralph Cox— Salome. 

Nov. 17 Jr of Widow Comfort Goodrich, named Hannah. 

u 24 D r of Ichabod Warner, named Pamela. 

Dec* 29 D r of Jonathan Loveland, named Clarissa. 

" 30 D r of Ichabod Marshall,, named Damaris. 

1766 Jan. 5 D r of Abuer Skinner, named Sussanna. 

" 19 Son of David Talcott, named David. 

Feb. 9 Son of Thomas Smith, named Thomas. 

" 1G Son of Benjamin Talcott, named Jacob. 

" " D r of Benj" Talcott, named Rachel. 

" " D r of Setli Talcott, named Anna. 

Mar. 9 D r of Ilezekiah Welles, named Rhoda. 

Apr 1 7 Son of Job Strong, named Job. 

" 20 Son of Samuel Smith, named Samuel. 

" 27 Son of Jonathan Darte, named Abiel. 

" " D r of Matthew Loomis, named Anna. 

" " Son of Elias Skinner, named Benjamin. 

" " D r of Jonathan Birge, named Priscilla. 

May 11 Son of Daniel Field, named David. 

" " Son of Joseph Cobb, named Joseph. 

June 1 Son of Jonathan Lord, named Joseph. 

" 15 D r of William Darte, named Lidia. 

Aug. 3 Son of Peter Olcott, named Peter. 

" 19 Son of Joseph McKee, named Bille. 

Sep. 21 Son of Jared Cone, named Salmon. 

" " D r of Richard Skinner, named Sussanna. 

Oct r 19 D r of Benj n Risly, named Dodona. 

Nov. 9 Son of Nath 1 Hammond, named Lemuel. 

1767 Feb. 8 D 1 ' of James Spencer, named Abigail. 

" 15 Son of Robert Ball, named Thomas. 

" " D r of Ichabod Marshall, named Anna. 

" " D r of George Griswold, named Sarah Jone8. 

" 22 D r of Ozias Bissell, named Freedom. 

March 1 D r of Ezra Loomis, named Mary. 
" 8 D r of Aaron Strong, named Lidia. 

" 15 D r of Thomas Pitkin, named Jerusha. 

May 10 Son of Stephen Griswold, named Stephen. 

" 18 or 19 Old meeting house taken down. 
June 17 New house raised ; no preaching by reason of sick- 
ness untill .July G ,h . 
July 6 Son of Benjamin Welles, named Jared. 

" D 1 of Lot Fuller, named Rachel. 

Son of Stephen Cone, named Stephen. 
Son of Nathaniel Boordman, Stephen. 
Son of Ilezekiah Welles, named Ilezekiah. 
Son of Joseph Tucker, named Joseph. 
I) 1 of Judith Strong, named Martha. 















I)' of Seth Talcott, named Jerusha. 

Son of David Talcott, named .Josiah. 




















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Dec r 13 D r of Thomas Webster, named Abigail. 
" 21 Son of Daniel Darte, named Daniel. 

1768 Jan. 17 D 1 of David Webster, named Mary. 

" 24 Son of Gersliom Bartlett, Moses. 

" " Son of Ralph Cox — Silvan us. 

Feb. 7 Son of Gersliom Risly — Elijah. 

" u Son of Aaron Strong — Aaron. 

" " D r of Benjamin Taleott, Olive y e name. 

D r of Nathan Strong — Ann y e name. 

D r of lehabod Warner — Pamela y e name. 

D 1 of Jonathan Webster — Elizabeth y e name. 

John Jones, adult. 

Son of Asahel Skinner — Eldad y e name. 

D r of Samuel Carver — Lucina y e name. 

Son of Peter Olcott — Roswell y e name. 

Son of John llerrick — Ebenezer y e name. 

Son of Jonathan Birge — Jonathan y e name. 

D r of Samuel Darte, J r , Abigail y e name. 

D r of Jonathan Skinner — Ruth y e name. 

Son of Benjamin Howard, Zebulon. 
" D r of George Griswold, Sussanna. 
" D r of Elias Skinner, Rhoda. 
11 D r of Thomas Coleman, Anna. 
« D r of John Howard, Cloe. 

Son of John Jones — John. 

D r of John Jones — Sussanna. 

D r of Jabez Darte — Rachel. 

Son of Jonathan Darte — Aaron. 

Son of Nathaniel Hammond — Eli. 

Son of Robert Ball— William. 

Son of Richard Skinner — Richard. 

1769 Jan. 15 Son of Thomas Coleman — Thomas. 
Son of Aaron Strong — Moses. 
Sou of Mathew Loomis — Mathew. 
Son of Daniel Field — Nathaniel. 
l) r of John riollister— Beulah. 
Son of Gersliom Bartlett — Moses. 
D r of John Jones — Mary. 
Son of Widow Martha Cone — Tchabod. 
D 1 ' of Joshua Flint — Rhoda. 
D r of Stephen Cone — Mahitabel. 
D r of Jared Cone — Lois. 
Son of Ezra Loomis — Ebenezer. 
Son of Ozias Bissell — Daniel. 
D r of Ozias Bissell — Dosia. 
D r of Wid w Dorothy Darte— Ruth. 
Son of Daniel Darte — Jeremiah. 
D r of Judah Strong — Tirzah. 
Son of William Ilaskins — Daniel. 
Son of Hezekiah AVelles — Simeon. 
D r of Benjamin Risly — Dosia. 
Son of John Carver — John. 
D r of Nathaniel Boardman — Roxa. 











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Son of Jonathan Darte — David. 
Son of Seth Talcott — Jesse. 
Son of James Spencer — Jeremiah. 
Son of Icliabod Warner. 
l) r of Peter Olcott— Sarah. 
D r of Kalph Cox— Molly. 
Son of John Sparks — Jonas. 
Son of Nathan Darte — Nathan. 
D r of Deborah Flint — Louisa. 
D r of Aaron Strong — Margaret. 
D r of Samuel Darte — Clarissa. 
Son of Zachariah Cone — Samuel. 
D r of Zachariah Cone — Carolina. 
Son of Zachariah Cone — Frederic. 
Son of Ichabod Marshall — Phineas. 
D r of Samuel Carver — Anna. 
Submit Brown — adult. 
D r of Benjamin Talcott — Esther. 
D r of David Webster— Barbary. 
Son of Jeremiah Dewey — Zela. (?) 

" " " " Jeremiah. 

" u " « William. 

" " * M Thomas. 

« " " " Ilezekiah. 

Son of Benjamin Welles — Asa. 
Son of Thomas Webster — Samuel. 
D r " « u Rachel. 

Son " " " Jonathan. 

D r of Jonathan Clark— Sybil. 
D r of Jonathan Clark — Eunice. 
Son" " " —Asa. 

" " " " — Amaziah. 

D r of Samuel Rust — Sucina. 
D r of Bathsheba Strong — Naome. 
D r of Nathaniel Ilanmiond — Mary. 
Son of Flias Skinner 
D r of David Talcott- 
D r of Jonatlian Birge — Ruth. 
D r of Asahel Skinner — Zubah. 
D r of Charles Loomis — Luce. 
D r of Asa Bingham — Ednah. 
Son of Joseph Bartlett — George Clark. 
Son of Joseph Tucker — Asahel. 
D r of John Howard — Olive. 
Son of Ilezekiah Wells — Lemuel. 
D r of Daniel Field— Bette. 
Son of William Ilaskins — Eli. 
Son of Thomas Coleman — Amos. 
D r of Ralph Cox — Sussanna. 
Son of John Bissell — Alexander. 
D r of John Jones — Jerusha. 
Son of Jonathan Skinner — Benajah. 
Son of Ezra Loomis — Dolphorus. 








1900.] Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 257 

Sep r 1 Son of Joseph Kecney — Timothy. 

" " Son of Jonathan Darte — Amos. 

« " D r of Natlian Darte— Dorothy. 

" 15 Son of Judah Strong — Judah. 

" " Son of Aaron Strong — Amos. 

Son of Gershom Bartlett — Jairus. 

Son of Benjamin Kilborn — Jonathan. 

Son of John Bissell — Benjamin. 

D r of Stephen Cone — Mary. 

Son of Elijah White — Elijah. 

Son of David Webster — David. 

1772 Feb. 23 D r of Jeremiah Dewey — Diadema. 
D r of Ichabod Warner — Jerusha. 
Son of Samuel Carver — Sylvester. 
I) r of Zacheriah Cone — Wealthy. 
Son of Nathaniel Boardman — Stephen. 
D r of Peter Olcott— Margaret. 
Son of Seth Taleott — .lames White. 
Son of Job Strong — Noah. 
Son of Elijah Olmstead — Elijah. 
D r of Elisha Bissell— Sarah. 
Son of Elisha Bissell — Thomas. 
Levi White — adult. 
Son of Ezra Waterman — Daniel. 
D r of Charles Loomis — Molly. 
Son of Thomas Webster — Daniel. 
Son of Nathaniel Hammond — Allen. 
Son of Asa Bingham — Asa. 
D r of Asa Hender — Cloe. 
D r of Elias Skinner — Jerusha. 
D r of William Iiibbard— Bathsheba. 

1773 Jan r r. 17 Son of Hezekiah Wellis— Joseph. 
D r of George Griswold — Jannet. 
Son of Thomas W. Pitkin — Thomas White. 
Son of James Spencer — Abner. 
Son of John Bissell — John. 
I) r of John Howard — Portia. 
Son of David Webster— Eldad. 
D r of Daniel Field— Margaret. 
D r of Thomas Bishop — Phebe. 
Son of John Jones — Henry. 
Son of Elijah White — Eliliu. 
Son of William Ilaskins — Asahel. 
Son of Jonathan Birge — Simeon. 
Son of Elijah Olmstead — Erastus. 
D r of Judah Strong— Rachel. 
Son of Benjamin Taleott — Alvin. 
Son of Samuel Bishop — Samuel. 
D r of Samuel Bishop — Lidea. 
D r of Samuel Bishop — Talitha. 
D r of Asa Hender — Zoa. 
D r of Jonathan Darte — Mabel. 

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258 Jlecorda of the Church in Bolton, Conn* [July, 

Feb. 3 Son of Ichabod Warner — Elijah. 

" 6 Son of Jacob Lyman — Jacob. 

Aj)l. 3 D r of Levi Loomis — Martha. 

" 3 l) r of Andrew Loomis — Beulah. 

May 8 D r of Charles Loomis — Lidia. 

" " D r of Ezra Waterman — Carolina. 

" " D r of Ezra Waterman — Clarissa. 

" 15 D r of Asa Bingham— Elisabeth. 

June 12 Son of Zachariah Cone — Zachariah. 

" 19 Son of Jonathan Skinner — Levi. 

July 10 l) r of Thomas White— Ruth. 

August 28 D r of Setli Talcott— Deborah. 

Sep tr 25 Son of John Cone — John. 

October 9 Son of Jlezekiah Welles — Levi. 

" 30 D r of Thomas W. Pitkin— Rhoda. 

Nov 1 " G Son of Tliomas Webster — Aaron. 

" " Son of John Tucker — Jonathan Smith. 

" 27 D r of David Webster— Ruah. 

1775 Jan 15 " 13 Son of Benjamin Mann — Benjamin. 
March 26 Son of George Griswold — Calvin. 
April 23 D r of Ejisha Bissell — Clarissa. 

" " Son of Elijah White— Henry. 

" " Son of John Bissell — Aaron. 

May 14 D r of Richard Pitkin — Anna. 

" " Son of Zackeus, Negro — Zackeus. 

21 D r of Ichabod Warner— Sally. 

June 11 Son of John Howard — Salmon. 

" 25 Son of William Haskins— Elijah. 

July 9 Son of Asahel Skinner — Sylvester. 

" 23 Son of Elias Skinner — Elijah. 

Aug. 20 Son of John Carver — Phineas. 

Sep tr 10 Son of Levi Loomis — Levi. 

Oct 1 ' 8 Son of Samuel Bishop — Isaac. 

" 15 Son of John Coleman — George Smith. 

" " Son of Judah Strong — Joseph Churchel. 

" 22 D r of Jonathan Birge — Anna. 

Dec 1 " 10 Sons of Nathaniel Hammond, Alvin & Calvin. 

1776 Jan y 6 Son of Benjamin Buel — Samuel. 

" 7 Son of John Talcott— John. 

" 14 Son of Elijah Olmstead — Joseph. 

Feb. 4 Son of John Jones — Erastus. 

March 10 Son of Jonah Strickland — Simeon. 

" 25 Son of Perez Swift — Jesse. 

April 14 Son of Joseph Tucker — Josiah. 

28 D r of Thomas White— Mille. 

May 1 Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel. 

" 21 D r of John Cone— Esther. 

June 9 D r of Benjamin Blush— Phebe. [Blish ?] 

July 7 D r of Benjamin Mann — Elizabeth. 

" 28 Son of Elisha Tucker— Daniel. 

" 28 D r of Zachariah Cone— Molly. 

Aug* 4 Son of Charles Loomis — Charles. 

" 4 Son of Andrew Loomis — David. 


1900.] Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. 259 

D r of Solomon Dewey — Anna. 

D r of Seth Talcott— Rhoda. 

l) r of David Webster— Ruah. 

D r of John Coleman — Ruth. 

Son of Samuel Whielden — William Holms. 

Son of Sarah Ferguson — Joab Clark. 

D r of Mathew Loomis— Mabel. 

D 18 of Jonathan Clark — Prudence & Bette. 

Son of Jared Cone — Amos. 

1777 Jan. 5 Son of Ezra Waterman — Ezra. 
Son of White Pitkin — Samuel. 
D r of John Bissell — Tirzah. 
D r of Elihu Jones — Lidia. 
Son of Elihu Jones — Elihu. 
D r of Ichabod Warner — Octavia. 
D r of Abither Mann — Clarissa. 
Son of Samuel Bishop — Eleazor, 
D 1 of Ralph Cox — Lovina. 
Son of John Jones — Lemuel. 
Son of Jonathan Darte — Joshua. 
D r of Elijah White — Sophia. 
D r of Daniel Field — Roxana. 
Son of Charles Strong — Israel. 
D r of Jonah Strickland — Prudence. 
Son of AVilliam Risley — Joab. 
Son of Levi Loomis — Seba 
l) r of Benjamin Risley — Betsy 
Son of John Carver — Church 
Son of Elijah Olmstead — Walter 
Son of Alexander M c Leon — Francis 
Son of John Hale — John 
D r of John Hale— Lidia 
D r of Samuel Darte — Elizabeth 

1778 Jan. D r of John Talcott— Sarah 
Son of Perez Swift — Origen 
D' of Joshua Talcott — Tirzah 
D r of Moses Goodrich— Molly 
D r of Wid w Mary Skinner— Rachel 
D r of Elisha Andrus— Mille 
Son of Nath 1 Hammond — George 
Son of William Ilaskins — Calvin 
Son of John Coleman — Simons 
Son of Simeon Spencer — Daniel 
D r of Asa llendee— Philata 
D r of Joseph Carver — Carolina 
Son of Samuel Carver — Gardner 
Son of Thomas White— Thomas 
Son of Solomon Dewey — Solomon 
D r of Timothy Darte — Margaret 
Son of Timothy Darte — Titus 

1779 Jan 1 ^ 17 Son of Charles Loomis — John 
Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel 

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2G0 Kingsbury and Gage, [J u ty> 


Communicated by Arthur E. Gage, Esq., of Woburn, Mass. 

I send you copies of some depositions taken from the Essex 
Court files. 

From the deposition of Alexander Sessions it appears that Henry 
Kingsbury's son called Sgt. John Gage his uncle. Does any one 
know whether Susanna, wife of Henry, was a sister of John Gage 
or anything bearing on the relationship? 

John Gage and Henry Kingsbury occupied adjoining farms on the 
Merrimack in that part of the town of Rowley afterward Bradford. 
John Gage purchased his farm from Patience Jewctt and Hannah 
(eJewctt) Carlton. Henry Kingsbury's farm originally belonged to 
Philip Nelson. 

Depositions Essex Court Papers; Vol. 14, pp. 46, 47. Simon 
Bradstreet vs. John Gage ; Ipswich, March Term 1GG9 ; Trespass by hogs. 

The Deposicon of Henry Kingsbury aged about 5 '4, 
Whoe sayeth vpon his oath that before Indian harvest in the yeare 65 
hee sawe a company of S rt Gages his hoggs in a pcell of Indian corne of m r 
Bradstreete, about 12 or 14, which his man Alexd r was then driueing out, & 
that a hogg of the sd Gages y l was newly cut did often keepe in the sd 
Corne alone & f urth r sayeth not. this was in a feild called the plaine about- 
3-myles from the Towne of Andou r . Henry Kingsbury. 

taken vpon oath 26 th 1. 69. before mee Simon Bradstreete. 

The testimony of Alexander Sessions aged Twenty-four e. 

I doe testify that I went downe to my m r Bradstreets playne after much of 
y e dammag was done, and before it was priz'd, or the fence viewed, to mend 
the sd fence and working there til about noone, & then baaing occasion to 
goe after some young Cattle of my masters, coming back to y° corne-feild, 
the doggs that were with mee runnd into ye Corne and fell upon a parcel of 
hoggs that were * * * ye feild and I catched one to obserue what ye Eare- 
mark was, & it was Slit Of ye neare Eare half way downe, or thereabout, 
I spake to m r Faulkner of it & he Sayd twas his hog, and he owned the 
marke to be his Earemark & Sayd moreover that ye doggs had bit ye hog : 
this damage was done in the yeere Sixty Six. 

taken vpon oath the 27 tu 1. 69. before mee Simon Bradstreet. 

The sd deponent further witnesseth that in ye yeere Sixty riue he saw a 
parcel of Swine by y e river side, & making haste downe to y m , & making a 
noyse Ie Saw two or three Skip out of the feild, & Goodman Kingsburoughs 
sonne sayd they were his unkle Gages hoggs, & Daniel Gage upon his de- 
scriptio s;iyd lie thought they were theres. , further the deponent testifys 
that in v° yeere Sixty Six he judged tho fence sufficient agaynst orderly 
Cattle when he left it att the Spring. 

taken vpon the same oath y e same day S. Bradstreet. 

1900.] Weetamoc. 261 


By Miss Virginia Bakl:k, of Warren, R. I. 

Heu kingdom was but a narrow strip of territory, her subjects 
only a handful of untutored savages. But her domain was fair and 
fertile, her people loyal, and never was royalty worn with a more 
royal grace than by this dusky princess of the primeval forest. 

The story of her life was chronicled by her enemies, but even 
hostile pens could not conceal the truth. The history of Weetamoe 
is more than the record of a conquered savage. It is the history of 
a woman in whose character were blended some of the best and 
some of the worst elements that make up human nature — a woman, 
the echo of whose passionate heart beats, throbbing through the 
centuries, possesses power to stir the dormant pulses of to-day. 

Weetamoe was born to royalty. She was the daughter of a 
prince and became the consort of a king. She loved authority and 
well knew how to wield it. She was proud, imperious and self- 
reliant. If, as is supposed, her father was the sachem Corbitant, her 
marked personality may well be attributed to heredity. Corbitant 
was one of the most renowned chiefs under the great Wampanoag 
sachem, Massasoit of Pokanoket. His headquarters were at Matta- 
puyst or Mattapoiset, in the southern part of what constitutes the 
present town of Swansea, Massachusetts, and were but a few miles 
distant from the Indian village of Sowams,* the principal residence 
of Massasoit. Unlike his illustrious superior, Corbitant regarded 
the arrival of the English settlers at Plymouth with fear and jealousy. 
In 1 02 1 he was suspected of plotting with the Narragansetts to 
overthrow Massasoit, who had concluded a treaty with the new 
comers. At Namasket (Middleborough) he attacked a house in 
which were llobbamock and Squanto, the two natives employed by 
the Knglish as guides and interpreters, capturing the latter; for he 
said " if Squanto were but dead the white men would have lost their 
tongue." He threatened to stab llobbamock ; but he, being strong 
and agile, made his escape and hastened to notify Governor Bradford 
of Squanto's danger. The Governor immediately dispatched the 
doughty Captain Standish to the rescue; but upon arriving at Na- 
masket he found that Corbitant had fled to Mattapoiset without 
carrying his threats against Squanto into execution. Alarmed at 
the turn of affairs, the wily Corbitant employed Massasoit's aid in 
making his peace with the English, "but," says Bradford "was shie 
to come neare them a longe while after." 

On the occasion of Winslow's second visit to Massasoit, in 1623, 
he was entertained, during his homeward journey, by Corbitant, 
whom he describes as "a notable politician, yet full of many squibs 

* Sowaius occupied the site of what is now the town of Warren, It. I. 
VOL. LIV. 18 


262 Weetamoe. [July, 

and jests, and never better pleased than when the like are returned 
against him." As a host he appears to have excelled, for Winslow 
adds that he "never had better entertainment amongst them all." 
A strong mind, such as Corbitant possessed, could hardly have failed 
to exert an influence in moulding the character of others. Weeta- 
moe, even if not his daughter, was probably allied to him either by 
the ties of consanguinity or marriage. It is not improbable that a 
dislike of the English was early implanted in her breast by the fierce 
and prescient sachem. 

Of Wectamoc's early history little has been discovered. In 1651 
she was known as Nummumpaum, and was the wife of an Indian 
called YVeequequinequa. As "heire apparent and trewe inheritor" 
of the territory now included within the limits of the town of Tiver- 
ton, R. I., she enjoyed the title of " squaw sachem" or " queen" of 
Pocasset. In 1656 she had become the wife of Massasoit's eldest 
son Wamsutta, and called herself Tatapanum. Four years later 
WaiiiSiitta succeeded to the chief sachemship, and she found herself 
occupying, as queen of the Wampanoag tribe, a position which her 
haughty and ambitious nature well qualified her to sustain with dig- 

For some years previous to Massasoit's decease, Wamsutta was 
associated with his father in the Wampanoag government. Imme- 
diately upon becoming saclieni he repaired to Plymouth, and "pro- 
fessing great respect," requested that English names might be be- 
stowed upon him and his brother. The Court accordingly ordered 
that for the future he should be known as " Allexauder Pokanokett," 
and his brother as "Philip," the names having been selected it is 
supposed, in honor of Alexander the Great, and Philip of'Macedon. 
They presented him with a few pounds of gunpowder, and, appa- 
rently satisfied, he departed for his own country. 

In 1639 Wamsutta had joined with Massasoit in renewing the 
treaty of peace with the Plymouth government which had been 
entered into in 1621. Put during the years that elapsed between 
this date and the death of Massasoit, the relations between the 
Indians and the white men had gradually changed. Everywhere the 
latter were encroaching upon the territory of the former, sometimes 
by the most unscrupulous means. Wamsutta would have been 
wanting in both intelligence and patriotism had he failed to become 
alarmed at the situation of his people. It needed no prophetic vision 
to foresee the ultimate ruin of the aboriginal races, unless something 
were done to check the rapidly increasing power of the English. 
Despite the "great respect" professed by him to the Plymouth 
Court, Alexander was soon suspected of plotting with his hereditary 
enemies the Narragansetts against his white neighbors. He was 
summoned to Plymouth to answer the charges preferred against 
him, but when the Court met, it is said that, instead of attending it, 
he paid a visit to the Narragansett sachem. Thereupon Governor 

1000.] Weetamoe. 263 

Prince " assembled bis counsellors and, after deliberation, ordered 
Major Winslow, afterwards governor of the colony, to take an armed 
band, go to Mount Hope, seize Alexander by surprise, before he 
could rally his warriors around him, and take him by force to Ply- 
mouth." Winslow, accompanied by ten men, immediately set out 
for Pokanoket, and when about midway between Plymouth and 
Bridgewater unexpectedly discovered Alexander at a lodge whither 
he and a number of his people had repaired for the purpose of hunt- 
ing and fishing. Cautiously approaching the hut, Winslow's men 
secured the guns of the Indians, which were all stacked outside ; 
then entering, informed the sachem of the purpose of their visit. 
Alexander protested his innocence, indignantly refusing to submit 
to arrest, whereupon Major Winslow presented a pistol to his breast, 
telling him sternly that " if he stirred or refused to go he was a dead 
man." The disarmed warriors were powerless to assist their chief, 
and Alexander was compelled to yield to the inevitable. Accom- 
panied by a large retinue of his braves and a number of women, 
among whom was Weetamoe, he set out for Plymouth. The 
weatber was intensely hot and a horse was tendered him, but he re- 
fused to ride, saying that he was as well able to walk as his wife and 
her attendants. At Duxbury the party halted to await orders from 
Governor Prince. Major Winslow received Alexander into his own 
house, and entertained him courteously for several days. But the 
haughty spirit of the savage chief could ill brook the indignities 
heaped upon him, A burning fever seized him which, despite the 
medical treatment furnished by his captors, increased to an alarming 
extent. Fearing his death, the Indian warriors entreated permission 
to take their sachem home, promising to return with him as soon as 
he should recover, and offering his son as a hostage. The Court 
acceded to their request, and placing the unfortunate chief upon a 
litter, they mournfully started upon their homeward journey. But 
the sachem's hours were numbered. Grief, wounded pride and de- 
spair all combined to crush his heart, and before half the way was 
traversed his anguished spirit burst its mortal bonds. The emotions 
of his followers can hardly be realized. A terrible suspicion filled 
every breast — a suspicion that the death of their king was due to 
poison secretly administered by his foes. Was it strange that 
Weetamoe should believe her husband's enemies his murderers ? The 
suddenness and magnitude of her misfortune naturally deprived her 
of the power of reasoning dispassionately. Who knew so well as 
she the nature of the intrigues in which Alexander had been con- 
cerned? Who more fully comprehended the motives that might 
have induced the English to rid themselves of a formidable foe? As 
she bent over the lifeless form of the hapless chief perhaps her 
memory recalled half forgotten words uttered long before by Corbi- 
tant, that "notable politician," whose prophetic vision saw in the 
white man the despoiler and destroyer of his race. None may 


2G4 Weetamoe. [July, 

fathom the depth of anguish that flooded the soul of the unhappy 
woman. The bitter cup of adversity held but a single drop of 
sweetness — the thought of revenge. That, alone, had power to 
mitigate her grief. With all the strength of her passionate, un- 
tutored nature she dedicated her life to the sacred purpose of aveng- 
ing her husband's untimely end. 

But true to her sex and her race she dissembled her feelings. She 
did not long remain a widow, but married an Indian named Quique- 
quanchett and took up her residence upon her own territory, Po- 
casset. Concerning Quiquequanchett nothing definite seems, thus 
far, to have been discovered. It seems probable that he did not live 
long after his marriage to Weetamoe. The thrice widowed squaw 
sachem next contracted a matrimonial alliance with Petownonowit, 
commonly nick-named by the English " Ben." Petownonowit 
appears to have been possessed of considerable ability, and became a 
prominent figure during Philip's war. 

The mutual disagreements that, in 1675, culminated in an out- 
break of hostilities bet\v r een Indians and English arc too familiar to 
require recapitulation in these pages. Like his brother and pre- 
decessor Alexander, Philip saw in the increase of English power the 
downfall of his own people. He planned the extermination of the 
white men, and could he have followed out the line of policy which 
his sagacity enabled him to formulate the results might have been 
fateful to the English cause. Philip possessed an infinite degree of 
patience. No man better knew how to serve by waiting. But 
Philip's counsellors and warriors were cast in a different mould. 
They neither could nor would restrain their impatience to be avenged 
upon their enemies. They thirsted for English blood. They lacked 
the perspicacity necessary to a comprehension of the wise and sub- 
tle statecraft practised by their far-seeing leader. 

The summer of 1075 found Weetamoe, who seems to have been 
predestined to misfortune, in one of the most painful positions a 
woman can occupy. She was then as " Queen of Pocasset " at the 
height of her power, "as potent a sachem as any round her," being 
able to rally to her side no less than three hundred warriors. Her 
subjects were loyal to her and to the memory of their dead king 
Wamsutta. But one thing rent her haughty spirit. Petownonowit 
refused to lend her his support and allied himself with the foes of his 
race. Weetamoe thus found herself compelled to renounce either 
husband or country. Another woman might have displayed weak- 
ness at such a crisis, but Weetamoe did not falter. Disdain- 
fully she repudiated him whom she deemed a traitor, and linked her 
fate with that of her people. So becoming, in the words of an 
ancient chronicler, " next unto Philip in respect to the mischief done." 

The premature outbreak of hostilities in Swansea, on Sunday the 
20th of June, 10*75, was followed by a succession of massacres and 
conflicts, the horrors of which no pen can adequately portray. At 



1000.] Wectamoe. 265 

nil times and in all seasons Philip was the inspiring genius of his 
people. His old-time enemies, the Narragansetts, now ranged them- 
selves beside him against the common foe. The alliance was 
strengthened by the marriage ot Wectamoe to Quinnapin, a nephew 
of the famous Miantonomi, and a cousin of Canonchet, then reigning 
sachem of the Narragansctts. Quinnapin is described by an old 
historian as a "lusty young sachem." lie was one of Philip's chief 
captains and participated in the attack on Lancaster, Feb. 10, 1G76. 
On this Occasion the wife of the Key. Joseph lvowlandson was taken 
captive and sold as a slave to Quinnapin, in whose service she re- 
mained until redeemed by her friends. To her we are indebted for 
a striking pen portrait of the "Queen of Pocasset." "My master," 
she narrates, " had three squaws . . . Onux, this old squaw at 
wbose wigwam I was . . . Another w r as Wettimore with whom I 
had lived and served all this time ... A severe and proud dame 
was she ; bestowing every day in dressing herself near as much time 
as any of the gentry of the land — powdering her hair and painting 
her face, going with her necklaces, with jewels in her ears and 
bracelets upon her hands . . . When she had dressed herself her 
work was to make girdles of wampum and beads." 

In imagination one may almost behold the dusky princess, arrayed 
in barbaric magnificence, seated in royal state, plying her dainty 
task. We may well believe that her white hand-maiden had good 
reason to pronounce her both proud and severe. What thoughts 
swelled within her breast as her deft fingers threaded her " wampum 
and heads " ? Did she not live over again the scene of Wamsutta's 
death ? Did not her face cloud with grief, and anger and hatred as 
memory traversed the past? And did not her dark and luminous 
eyes Hash with exultation at the promise of the future? If doubt or 
fear chilled her heart it was only for a moment. Why should she 
despond? Was not Philip a mighty leader in battle? Were not 
his warriors all brave, his captains all men of renown? Had not the 
tomahawk done a bloody work at Swansea and Brookfield, at North- 
field, and Lancaster, and Dccrfield? And had not the torch laid 
waste village and hamlet and farmstead? Ah, not in vain had she 
waited so patiently through the dreary years ! The long looked for 
day of reckoning had, at last, arrived. She would live to see her 
enemies crushed beneath her feet even as they had sought to crush 
her and her people ! And Wamsutta, so cruelly murdered, would 
be avenged ! 

To encourage, to strengthen, to inspire her followers, this was 
Weetamoe's part in the great drama enacted about her. At a dance 
given by the Indians in commemoration of the Sudbury fight she 
appeared in the brave attire befitting her rank. " She had," says 
Mrs. Kowlandson, " a Kersey coat covered with girdles of wampum 
from the loins upward . . . Her arms from her elbows to her 
hands were covered with bracelets; there were handfuls of necklaces 

2GG Washing ton- IS 1 ttchell Letters. [July, 

about her neck, and several sorts of jewels in her ears. She had fine 
red stockings and -white shoes, her hair powdered and her face painted 
red." Through the fantastic intricacies of the dance she moved, 
haughty, passionate, exultant, all the wildness of nature in her 
motions, all the fervent devotion of a woman in her heart ! 

But the day of her glory was fast drawing to a close. Not even 
the genius of Philip could cope with the civilization of his opponents. 
The early triumphs of the Indians were followed by terrible reverses. 
The rude but persuasive eloquence of Benjamin Church converted, 
as if by magic, the bitterest foes into friends. The red man was 
hunted from swamp to forest like a wild beast, by his own brothers. 
Poverty and hunger induced many to surrender in the hope of pro- 
longing their miserable lives. The red man's God seemed to have 
withdrawn his countenance from his despairing worshippers. Philip 
rallied his little band of faithful followers about him for the last 
desperate struggle. Weetamoe, loyal, courageous, still unbroken in 
spirit, followed uncomplainingly the fortunes of her people. Driven 
from her beloved Pocasset, she fled with her warriors now diminished 
in numbers to less than two score to the country of the Niantics. 
But for the unhappy queen there was no haven of refuge. Still 
pursued, she turned her step toward Mattapoiset, beautiful Matta- 
poiset, the "Place of Rest." And here she did, indeed, find rest — 
the rest from which there was no awakening. Betrayed by one of 
their own number, her people were, early in August, surprised and 
captured by a party of English from Taunton. She, alone, escaped, 
and with her old time boldness and self-reliance attempted to cross the 
Taunton river upon a rude raft of broken pieces of wood. Whether 
she became overpowered by fatigue, or whether her craft proved too 
fragile to sustain her, is not certain, but her dead body was found, 
not long after, on the green shores of Mattapoiset, whither the waves 
had borne it. Unkind in all else, Fate was merciful to her at the 
last. As she had lived so she died, free as the pure air of her native 
land, un vanquished., her last act one of resistance to her hated foes. 

A few days later the people of Taunton set upon a pole a ghastly 
trophy. Some Indians, then prisoners in the town, beholding it, 
burst into lamentations, crying out that it was the head of their queen. 
So the last scene in the life drama of Weetamoe of Pocasset was en- 
acted. Let the curtain fall ! 


Contributed by Wouthinoton Chauncey Ford, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

The following correspondence is of interest as illustrating the 
amazing prices quoted for ordinary commodities in the last days of 
the continental paper money. Congress was at this time publish- 
ing its 40 to 1 resolution, which practically admitted that the money 

1900.] Washington-Mitchell Letters. 2G7 

question had readied a stage when confession of bankruptcy was the 
only solution. Merchandise was not sold for paper except at prices 
which seemed extravagant, and Washington was not surprised by 
the rates charged. As an incident of "shopping" in the dark days 
of the war, the correspondence is suggestive. 

Washington to Mitchell. 

IIiiAOQUAUTEits, Mokris-town, 20 March, 1780. 
D r Sir, 

You will do mo a favour by enquiring, & letting me know as soon as 
possible, if any good coach-maker in Phil 11 or German Town (Bringhurst 
for instance) will engage to make me a genteel plain chariot with real Har- 
ness for four horses to go with two postilions — I wish to know the terms 
and in how short a time it can be done — I also beg to know if the harness 
could be soon had without the carriage. 

That the workmen may be at no loss to fix a just price on these things 
on ace 1 of the iluetuating, & uncertain state of our curr y he may make his 
estimates in specie which shall either be paid him immediately upon deliv- 
ery of the work — or in paper money at the difference of exchange theu 
prevailing — be it little or much — this will put the matter upon so clear & 
unequivocal a footing that he can be at no loss in fixing prices, nor be 
under the smallest induceni 1 to ask an enormous price in order to g tl against 
the evil consequences of depreciation. 

You will do me a fav r by answering this letter speedily as I have parti- 
cular reasons for requesting it. I am &c. 

P. S. I beg the favor of you to enquire further whether nails & other 
kind of mounting, & trimmings, necessary to the lining and finishing of a 
chariot could be had in any of the shops — or from any of the coach 
makers in Phil 11 — there is a good workman at Springfield (in this State) 
but ho has not this kind of furniture by him necessary to compleat a char 1 . 

Mitchell to Washington. 

Phil* 25 March, 1780. 
D r Sir 

Your Excelleneys favors of the 17 th & 20 th were delivered to me yester- 
day, have made particular Inquiry at the several Coach Makers and have 
found a Neat Genteel Chariot which is near finished, and can be com- 
pleated with Harness for four Horses in two or three Weeks, the price is 
Two Hundred & Ten Pounds in Gold or the Value thereof in current 
money. I cannot procure one under this sum from any of the workmen 
here, & believe it is the lowest price, the man who has it has prom- 
ised to wait a Week for your Excellency's answer. 

I believe all the Necessary Furniture and Lining can be procured here 
for a Chariot if you chuse to have one made, but doubt much if it will be 
cheaper. I can not acertain what the Furniture &c will cost, as some part 
must be made here, and others bought at Different places. 

The Brushes went to Camp last week, the several articles you ordered 
with the Mop & Chamber Pot shall be sent this next Week they are 
getiug ready — the Shirt Buttons went by an express yesterday, hope 
the[y] will answer. M rs Mitchell joins mo in most rcspectlull Compli- 

ments to M la Washington. 1 have the honor &c. 

Jno. Mitchell. 

268 Washing ton-Mitchell Letters. [July, 

Washington to Mitchell. 

Head Quarters, Morristown, 
30 March, 1780 
D r Sir 

Your Letter of the 25 th did not come to my hands till yesterday after- 

I will take the chariot at the price of Two hundred and ten pounds in 
gold, provided you have examined it yourself with a critical eye or will get 
some good judge or judges to do it and they shall be of opinion that it is 
made in the present taste — well fashioned — composed of seasoned wood 
well put togother, — and also that it has, or is to have a proper lining &c a 

My reason for being so particular I shall mention — some days ago I was 
told of an elegant chariot of exquisite workmanship belonging to Capt n 
Kennedy that was for sale — I got a Gent" in the neighborhood to view it, 
who made so favourable a report that I sent down to buy it, when upon a 
second inspection (or the Inspection of a second Gent 11 ) it was found to 
be so old fashioned & uncouth, that the Gent n did not incline to take it. — 
I wish you had mentioned the maker's name of the one offered you — if it 
is a common sale chariot, & the workman does not stand much upon 
his character it may be of little worth from the slightness of it. 

It will not be in my power to insure payment in less time than It would 
take me* to draw the money from my own home in Virginia which by the 
common chances of conveyance I could not, with certainty iix at less than 
8 weeks from the receipt of your notice of its want. If it does not suit 
the workman to wait so long, & you could borrow that much specie I will 
engage to replace it with interest in the time. 

In case you should purchase, please to have my arms and crest properly 
disp d of on the chariot. I send them for this purpose. I am &c. 

P. S. M r Tilghman tells me that Gen 1 Dickenson, if in town, would be 
so obliging as to take the trouble, would be an excellent judge of the 
chariot in its pros 1 state & directions with respect to the finish of it. — In 
doing w th neatly & in taste I should not begrudge adding to the price fixed. 

Mitchell to Washington. 

PniL a , 4 April, 1780 
Dear Sir, 

Your Excellency's favor of the 30 th ultimo, was handed me on Saturday 
evening. On Monday morning I got M r Meredith (Gen 1 Dickinson was 
not in town) and several other Gentlemen to go to Look at the chariot 
who all agreed it was good Work & neatly finished in the present Teaste 
the wood has been well seasoned, the only Objection apears to be the size 
w ch is 3 feet 4 Inches high from the seat to the top, and 3 feet 6 Inches 
wide in the inside if these dimentions will do, the Carriage will I believe 
please you, the Cloth is not a good second, but looks pretty well. 

This day 1 went lo Gennantown & have prevailed on M r Bringhurst \o 
let you have a Chariot he has in hand — it apears to be good Work & well 
seasoned timber, the size is 3 feet (>£ Inches high and 3 feet JO Inches* 
wide — & will have a very good second ('loth or better if to be got this will 
be ready in Six Weeks, the former in Ten days, the price is the same. M r 
Craner (?) is the maker of the first, M r Barret Paints both both men 
want their money as soon as possible. 



1900.] Descendants of Thomas Norton. 209 

If your Excellency will determine which and let me know, I will Bee it 
finished in the best manner — and will pay them part of the money Imme- 
diately, and send a carefull person to your seat in Virginia if you think 

have sent you the Mop, two stone Jars & a large Stone Jug, by a Wag- 
gon that sett off three days ago, I directed them and some Boxes from 
Don Juan de Marillias to the care of Mr Jacob Wiess, with orders to send 
them to Head Quarters Immediately hope the[y] will get safe, I cannot 
get a Punch Bowl under 180 Dollars, & 50 Dollars for a Wash hand 
Basin, if you aproye of those prices they shall be sent Immediately — the 
Chamber Pott goes by the Bearer, who will return with your answer. I 
have the honor, &c. 

[To bo continued.] 


Compiled by lion. It. D. Smyth ami communicated by Dr. Biuinakd C. Stkiner. 

Thomas Norton came to Guilford with Bev. Mr. Whitfield in 1639, 
was a signer of the Plantation Covenant, and served the town as its miller 
until his deatb in 1(518. He is stated to have been a church warden of 
Mr. Whitfield's parish at Ockley in Surrey, England, and has been thought 
.to have been connected with the Mortons of Sharpenhow, Bedfordshire. 
(Register, vol. xiii., p. 225.) Dea. L. M. Norton of Goshen identified 
him with Thomas, son of William Norton and his second wife Dennis 
Chelmsby, and put the date of his birth as about 1582. His home lot in 
Guilford contained two acres and was on the west side of Crooked Lane 
(now State Street). This lot fell to his son John, on Thomas Norton's 
death, and afterwards was occupied by Lieut; William Seward, his son-in- 
law. Thomas Norton also owned seventeen and one-half acres of upland in 
Norton's quarter, a parcel of four and one-half acres of " upland in the 
plaine " and a parcel of one and one-half acres of marsh land by the sea- 
side. His wife was named Grace and her maiden name is supposed to 
have been Wells. [Note. In the Register for April, 1897, vol. li., 
p. 221, is a note by Elliot Stone, calling attention to the fact that Thomas 
Norton and Grace Wells were married in Shelton Parish, Bedfordshire, on 
May 5, 1631, and that their daughter Grace was baptized Jan. 13, 1632, 
in the neighboring parish of Deans. A son, John, was baptized Feb. 15, 
1031. (Sec Blaydes' " Genealogica Bedfordiensis.") Mr. Smyth gave 
the birth of his children as follows: 1, Anne, about 1025; 2, Grace, 
about 1027, and 3, John, in 1040. Also that Thomas Norton of Ockley, 
Surrey, married Judith Howell in 1G37. No explanation of his tangle can 
as yet be given. — B. C. S.] 

The children of Thomas 1 and Grace Norton were : 

1. Anne, 2 m. John Warner of Saybrook and Hartford, 1649. 
ii. Grace, in. William Seward of Guilford, April 2, 1G51. (See Regis- 
ter, July, 1808, vol. lii. p. 323.) 
lib Maky, b. about 1035; in. Dea. Samuel Rockwell of Windsor, April 
!), 1G58. 
2. iv. John, d. March 5, 1704. 

270 Descendants of Thomas Norton. [July, 

v. Abigail, b. about 1642; m. Ananias Tryon of Killingworth, Aug. 6, 

3. vi. Thomas, d. about 1713. 

2. John 2 Norton (Thomas 1 ), was a miller at Guilford for many years. 
In 1GG7 he bought Mr. Robert Kitchel's home lot and removed 
thither. He married first, Hannah Stone, daughter of AVilliam, in 
IGGf), and second, Elizabeth Hubbard, daughter of George, who 
died February, 1710. 

The children of John Norton were : 

i. John, 3 b. Nov. 18, 1666; cl. Jan. 10, 16G6-7. 

4. ii. JOHN, b. May 29, 1G68 ; d. March 15, 1711. 

5. iii. Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1672; d. April 2, 1752. 

6. iv. Thomas, b. March 4, 1675; d. Sept. 21, 1740. 

v. HANNAn, b. Feb. 24, 1677-8; m. Ebenezer Stone, Jan. 16, 1702. 
vi. Mary, b. 1680. 

o. Thomas 2 Norton, Jr. (Thomas 1 ) of Saybrook, was a farmer in pros- 
perous circumstances. His education was good for the period. 
Pea. L. M. Norton thought that he was born as early as 1G2G. 
He left Guilford early, never being made a freeman there, and with 
fourteen others, on Sept. 9, 1GG2, signed a writing on the records 
at Saybrook, agreeing to sustain John Clark, Sr., and others in 
opposing the settlement of Killingworth at the Hammonassett 
river. He was made free at Saybrook, Sept. 9, 1GG8. The con- 
nection of the Nortons with Saybrook began early and when Mary 
Norton, his sister, was married in 1658 to Samuel Rockwell of 
Windsor, she is described in the records of the latter place as of 
Saybrook. After the death of his wife he lived for a while with 
his son Thomas in Saybrook, and later with his son Joseph in Dur- 
ham. By instrument dated May 8, 170(5, in the Saybrook records, 
he appoints Dea. William Parker and Dea. Nathaniel Chapman of 
Saybrook, and John Parmelee of Guilford, "overseers of all his 
estate and affairs," as well during life as after his decease, " to see 
the several settlements of his children performed, etc., on account 
of his " Inability and Incapacity by reason of old age." He owned 
extensive tracts of land at Saybrook, Cochinchauge (Durham), 
Middletown, and probably at Killingworth. He married Elizabeth 
Mason, daughter of Nicholas, May 8, 1671. She died Jan. 31, 

Their children were : 

i. Elizabeth, 3 b. Oct. 13, 1674; d. April 2, 1676. 

7. ii. Thomas, b. June 1, 1677; cl. Aug. 26, 1726. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 26, 1679. 

8. iv. Joseph, b. Nov. 6, 1681; cl. December, 1756. 

9. v. Samuel, b. Nov. 6, 1681; cl. July 13, 1767. 
vi. Abigail, b. Oct. 26, 1683. 

vii. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 26, 1683. 
10. viii. John, b. Oct. 3, 1686; d. December, 1768. 

4. John 8 Norton (John, 2 Thomas 1 ) of Guilford, married Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Emmanuel Buck, Nov. 14, 1694. She was born at Wethers- 
field, April 12, 1671, and died Oct. 22, 1739. As second husband 
she married John Fowler. 

The children of John and Hannah (Buck) Norton were: 
i. Anna, 4 b. Oct. 16, 161)5 ; d. single, October, 1721. 
ii. Mary, b. Dec. 6, 16'J7; d. single, 1711. 



1900.] Descendants of Thomas Norton. v 271 

ill. John, b. Dec. 23, 1099, of Guilford. He was a man of strict integ- 
rity and piety. His descendants regarded him with high respect 
and veneration. lie retained his physical and mental strength to 
the close of liis long life ami d. at the house of his son-in-law, 
Nathan Chittenden, Jan. 11, 1797* He m. 1st, Elizabeth Robin- 
son, dan. of Thomas, by whom he had no children. She d. 1728. 
lie in. 2d, Mary, dan. of John Morgan Groton, Nov. 14, 1720. 
She d. Nov. 11, 1769. Their children were: 1. Elizabeth, 1 b. 
1732; d. single, Oct. 21, 178-1. 2. John, b. December, 1734; d. 
Aug. 17, 1804; m. Lucy Lee, Dec. 27, 1758; she d. March 1G, 1802. 
3. Jtuth,b. December, 1736; d. Aug. 12, 1814; m. Nathan Chit- 
tenden, Oct. 23, 1756; d. June 6, 1819, aged 80. 4. Zebulon, b. 
1740; removed to Bloointield, N. Y.; was at South Britain, 17G5; 
d.1815; m. Naomi Booth. 5. Abraham, b. 1742; removed to Wol- 

cott, Conn. ; m. Doolittle, and had four sons and nine 

daughters. G. Mary, b. 1747; d. at Bristol; m. Justus Tierce of 
Southbury. 7. Andrew, b. 1750; d. single, Sept. 2, 1775. 8. 
Nathan, b. 1752; d. March 1, 1785; lived in Guilford, and was 
drowned at the mouth of the harbor; m. Elizabeth Roberts of 
Middletown, May 14, 1771. 9. lliddah, b. 1754; d. 1748; m. 
Israel Johnson of Meriden or Wallingford, who cl. Oct. 21, 1784. 

iv. Sakah, b. Feb. 26, 1702. 

v. Joseph, b. Oct. 10, 1704; lived in Guilford; d. March 0, 1781; ra. 
Mary Champion of I^yme, April 11, 1728. She d. July 13, 1800. 
Their children were: 1. Simeon b of Guilford; b. March 3, 1729; 
d. Dec. 22, 1772; ra. Mary, dau. of Patrick Faulkner, Nov. 20, 
1755. 2. David, b. Oct. 31, 1730; lived in Waterbury, 1780, and 
later at Wolcott; killed by lightning, 1802; ra. 1st, Submit Ben- 
ton, Nov. 11, 1752; she d. about 1755. He m. 2d, Suza Bishop. 
3. William, b. Jan. 22, 1732 ; cl. June 17, 1760. 4. Hannah, b. Oct. 

I, 1734. 5. Philemon, b. June 24, 1736; d. October, 1736. 6. 

Noah, b. June 27, 1740; d. May 31, 17G3; m. Mary . 7. 

Beriah of Guilford, b. 1742; d. Nov. 10, 1803; ra. Rebecca Howd 
of Branford, Feb. 24, 1760; she d. Jan. 28, 1805. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Oct. G, 1706; d. Sept. 21, 1753; ra. Daniel Benton, 

Aug. 8, 1728. He d. Aug. 25, 1756. 
vii. Hannah, b. March 10, 1710 ; d. single, November, 1724. 

5. Samuel 8 Norton (John,' 2 Thomas 1 ) of the East River Quarter in 
Guilford, married lirst, Abigail Ward, Jan. 25, 1692-3. She died 
Aiig. 10, 1733. lie married second, widow Sarah West, who died 
Aug. 6, 1752. I lis list in 1716 was £87. 3s. lid. 
His children were : 

i. Aihgail, 4 b. Nov. 12, 1693; m. Benjamin Griswold, June 17, 1718. 

ii. Samuel, b. July 10, 1698; lived in Salisbury, Conn., and d. Novem- 
ber, 1745; m. Thankful Wilcox, Sept. 6, 1722. Their children 
were: 1. Samuel, 5 b. 1723; lived at Salisbury. 2. Ishi, b. 1729; 
lived at llammonassett in East Guilford; d. July 21, 1801 ; m. 1st, 
Mary Hand, who d. July 6, 1785; ra. 2d, Lydia Hill, who d. March 
19, 1843, 8). 90. 3. Asahel, lived in Salisbury in 1760. 4. James, 
lived in Salisbury in 1765. 

ill. Kezlui, b. Dec. 21, 1700; in. John Grave, the "smith," Aug. 1, 
1723. lie d. April, 1759. 

iv. Anna, b. July 10, 1703; d. Dec. 22, 1726: ra. Selah Murray, May 14, 
1725. He d. March 13, 1764. 

v. Tiiyal, b. Jan. 1G, 1706; d. Aug. 19, 1784; m. Richard Bristow, May 

II, 1738. He d. April, 1800. , 

vi, Mindwell, b. June 6, 1708; d." Sept. 20, 1750; m. Samuel Meigs, 
Nov. 4, 1731. He d. Sept. 1, 1751. 

vii. Thankful, b. Sept. 4, 1710. 

viii. Isaiah, b. Jan. 12, 1712; lived in Middletown; m. Joanna More- 
house of Saybrook. Their children were : 1. Sarah," b. March 
12, 1749. 2. Aaron, b. June 13, 1750. 3. Andrew, b. Feb. 18, 

272 Descendants of Thomas Norton, [July, 

G. Thomas Norton {John, 2 Thomas 1 ) of Guilford was a miller and 

wheelwright. His list in 1 71 G was £109 in addition to a trade 

rating or "faculty" of £10. He married May 28, 1701, Rachel, 

daughter of Comfort Starr of Middletown, who died Sept. 30, 1740. 

Their children were : 

i. RacIhel, 4 b. July 12, 1702; d. March 31, 1750; m. Timothy Stone, 
Esq., Aug. 29, 1720. He d. Sept. 9, 1705. 

ii. Thomas, b. Oct. 1, 1704; A.B. (Yule), 1723; lived in Guilford, and 

d. Sept. 8, 17G8; m. Bethia , who d. Sept. 28, 177G. Their 

children were: 1. Thomas, 6 b. 1732; lived in Branford in 1774, 
and d. May 5, 1797; m. Mercy, dau. of Roger Tyler, March 28, 
i 1761. 2. Ashbell, m. Submit Whedon, July 19, 1756; she d. Feb. 

15, 1792. He lived in Branford, and d. Sept. 12, 1799. 3. Jedidah, 
lived at Middletown in 1771. 4. Bethink, m. Dea. Pelatiah Leete, 
June 1,1767. 5. Zerviah, m. Simeon Leete. 6. Elijah. 7. Benja- 
min of Rutland, Vt., in 1799. 8. Martha. 
■ Hi. Daniel, b. Jan. 17, 1707; lived in Guilford, and d. Dec. 4, 1789; m. 
1st, Sarah Bradley, 1730, who d. Nov. 5, 1756; m. 2d, Elizabeth 
Chittenden, March 9, 1761, who d. Sept. 21, 1802. His children 
by his first wife were : 1. Sarah 6 b. about 1731 ; d. Feb. 14, 17611 
m. Joseph Chitteadcn, Jr., 1749. He d. Jan. 8, 1793. 2. Daniel, 
b. about 1733; m. Sarah Stone, Nov. 5, 1756, and lived in Dur- 
ham. 3. Leah, bapt. 1735; m. Thomas Stone, March 27, 1754. 
4. Rachel, b. about 1737 ; d. of dysentery, Sept. 18, 1756. 5. Elon, 
b. about 1739; d. of dysentery, Sept. 30, 1756. 6. Lois, d. Feb. 
28, 1758. 8. Felix, lived at Freehold, N. J., 1779; in. 1st, Anna 
Leete in 1763;, she d. May 13, 1773; m. 2d, Hannah Harrison, 
March 2, 1774. 8. Hannah, d. Sept. 22, 1820; m. Solomon Leete, 
Nov. 3, 1772; he d. at Greenville, N. Y., about 1822. 9. Anna, d. 
Dec. 13, 1834; m. Thomas Leete, June 30, 1773; he d. May 27, 
1830. 10. Charity, b. 1743; d. Dec. 13, 1824; m. Dec. 10, 1766, 
Daniel Leete; he d. May 3, 1825. The order of some of the 
younger children is uncertain. 
1 iv. Bbuben, b. April 6, 1711 ; lived in Guilford, and d. Nov. 28, 1796 ; m. 
Hannah, dau. of Dr. Daniel Hooker of Hartford, Sept. 7, 1738 ; she 
d. May 8, 1797, SB. 78. Their children were : 1. Arah, b b. Aug. 3, 
1739: m. Fhebe, clan, of Josiah Scranton, March 7, 1764; she d. 
Aug. 31, 1818; he lived in Guilford, and d. Dec. 3, 1813. 2. 
Hooker, b. Jan. 15, 1741 ; cl Sept. 9, 1742. 3. Diadama, b. Nov. 
2, 1742; m. Joseph Dudley, July 21, 1762; he d. December, 1805. 
4. Hooker, b. 1744; lived in Guilford, and d. July 17, 1827; m. 
Sibyl Bradley of Vermont, who d. a). 61, May 4, 1806. 5. Han- 
nah, b. May 1, 1746; d. Feb. 13, 1825; m. Nathaniel Allis of East 
Guilford, Oct. 2, 1766; he d. March 12, 1785. G. Reuben, b. 1748; 
lived in Guilford, and d. Oct. 18, 1820; m. Lois, dau. of John 
Oruttendcn, who d. June 9, 1839. 7. Rachel, I). 1750; m. Jesse 
Murray, who d. April 12, 1824. 9. Stanley, b. July 5, 1754; im- 
becile; d. Feb. 25, 1817. 10. Eber, b. Julv'5, 1756; lived in Guil- 
ford, and cl. Aug. 13, 1843; m. Nov. 2, 1789, Mabel Evarts, who 
d. May 1, 1848. 11. Anah, b. May 14, 1759; lived in Guilford; d. 
Jan. 5, 1847; m. Mary Bidvvell of*Manchester, Nov. 14, 1791; she 
was b. Oct. 11, 1759 ; d. Aug. 21, 1885, re. 76. 12. Azubah, b. 1752; 
in. Ichabod Bartlett of New Hampshire, Oct. 2, 1772, who d. Aug. 
18, 1777. 

v. Leah, b. April 15, 1715 ; d. Jan. 17, 1783 ; m. Daniel Stone, 1731. He 
d. Dec. 23, 1782. 

vi. Eber, b. Nov. 8, 1718; lived in Guilford, and d. Feb. 6, 1794; m. 
Ruth, widow of Ebenezer Evarts, who d. Jan. 20, 1800. Their 
child was: Parnel, b m. 1st, Jeremiah Griding; 2d, Richard Grif- 
flng; 3d, Hathaway. She d. Nov., isil, in New Orleans. 

vii. Timothy, I). Feb. 3, 1721; lived in Guilford, and d. Oct. 1, 1793; 
m. Jan. 1, 1748, Elizabeth, dau. of Col. Andrew Ward; she d. 
Sept. 9, 1787. Their Children were: 1. Clarissa, 5 and 2. Eliza- 



1900.] Descendants of Thomas Norton. 273 

heth, twins, b. Fob. 27, 1749; Elizabeth m. Jonathan Vail of Mt. 
Pleasant, who d. Sept. 11, 1844 ; she d. April 11, 1841. 3. Sabrina, 
b. Jan, 22, 1753; d. March 25, 1821. 

7. Thomas 8 Norton (Thomas? Thomas 1 ) married Rebecca Neil, Dec. 

11, 1701. She died Dec. 1,* 17-18. They lived in Saybrook. 
Their children were : 

i. Lydia, 4 b. Dec. 25, 1702. 

Ii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 1(1, 1704; m. Aaron Lyman of Wallingford. 

iii. John, b. Aug. 6, 1700; d. Nov. 4, 1770; m. his cousin Deborah Nor- 
ton, March 9, 17;52. Their children were: 1. J.ohnf b. March 1, 
1734, at Saybrook; bapt. Juno 30, 1734, at Durham, whither his 
father had removed; in. 1st, Hannah Bishop; Dec. 21, 1757; she 
d. 1773 ; in. 2d, Sarah 'Painter of Branfurd, March 24, 1774 ; she d. 
Feb. 3, 1815. He lived in Durham, and d. July 2, 1807. 2. Joel, 
b. Sept. 20, 1745; d. July 2, 174G. 

iv. Jeiudivh, b. Dec. 3, 1712; d. 1794; m. 1st, Eunice Curtiss of Meri- 
deu, 1737; m. 2d, Achsah Norton, his cousin, 174G; removed to 
Meriden, and later to Kensington, where he died. His children 
were : 1. Lydia, 5 b. 1739 ; d. young. 2. Eunice, b. 1740; d. young. 
3, Jcdidiah, lived in Berlin and Avon, and d. 1812; in. Elizabeth 
Kilbourue of Avon, who d. 1825. -1. Eunice, in. John Wilcox, Jr., 
in 17GG. 5. Josiah, lived in Castleton, V't. C. Samuel, b, and d. 
1757. 7. Samuel, b. 1759; m. Phebe Edwards, 1789. 8. Achsah, 
in. John Tilden. 9. Rebecca, in. A. Wright. 10. Lydia, m. Josiah 
Thompson. 11. Ruth, in, Asa Upson. 

v. Ann, b. May 30, 1714; m. Timothy Jerome of Wallingford, 1736. 

vi. Samuel, b. January, 1717; cripple. 

vii. Thomas, b. January, 1720; drowned in Connecticut river, 1755; m. 

Martha — . Children: 1. Elizabeth, 5 b. 17i±. 2. Rebecca, b. 

1748. 3. Lydia, b. 1754. 

8. Joseph 3 Norton (Thomas? 'Thomas 1 ) resided for a while in Guilford, 

and later in Durham. He married Deborah, daughter of Isaac 
Cruttenden, who died in 1756. 
Their children were : 

i. Joseph, 4 b. 1710; removed to Goshen in April, 1760; d. April 22, 
1773; m. 1st, Prudence Osborne, Dec. 1G, 1729; she d. May 4, 
17G8. He in. 2d, Esther Stanley, who d. Feb. 25, 1795. Their 
children were: 1. Mehitable, 5 b. July 12, 1730; d. Jan. 1, 17G7; 
m. Charles Brooks. 2. Elihu, b. Jan. 11, 1782; in. Dinah Snow. 
3. Daniel, b. March 2, 1730; d. Feb. 4, 1799; m. Elizabeth Howe 
of Goshen, May 27, 17G2. 4. Esther, b. Dec. 18, 1738, bapt. at 
Durham, Dec. 24; in. Miles Norton. 5. Prudence, b. 1740, bapt. 
Aug. 24, 1742; d. June 15, 1825; m. Joseph Howe of Goshen, Oct. 
24, 17G8; he d. April 17, 1807. 

ii. Isaac, b. Aug. 17, 1712; lived in Bristol, and d. 1793; m. Mary 
Kockwell (b. 1711) Nov. 12, 1735. Their children were: 1. Abi- 
gail^ b. Oct. 14, 1736; in. 1st, Feck; in, 2d, Samuel Lane. 

2. Mary, b. June 1, 1738; in. Curtiss. 3. Lydia, b. March 

5, 1710; in. Howe. 4. Syhauus, b. July 1G, 1742; settled 

in Norfolk, Ct. 5. Anna, b. Oet. 17, 1743; m. Scott. G. 

Deborah, b. 1745; m. Blakesley. 7. Isaac, b. March 27, 

1747; d. at Bristol, 1792; m. Esther , who d. 1809, a3. 55. 

8. Aaron, b. March 2G, 1749; removed to Norfolk; d. 1832; m. 

Khoda ; d. 1812, m. 64. 9. Joel, b. May 13, 1753; lived in 

Bristol; d. 1825; in. 1st, Fhebe ; 2d, Hannah , d. 

1821, a;. 70. 10. Zipporah, bapt. Oct. 2G, 1755, at Durham. 

iii. Jokl, b. January, 1714 ; d. single. 

Iv. Thomas, b. May 15, 1715; m.Mary Stedman, Nov. 5, 1740. Their 
children were: 1. Elisha,* b. Nov. 12, 1741. 2. Ebenezer, bapt. 
at Durham, Oet. 2, 1743. 3. Sarah, b. March 20, 1740. 4. Rhine- 
has, b. April 23, 1748. 5. Hannah, b. May 22, 1751. 

v. Debokah, b. 1719; m. her cousin John Norton. 



274 Descendants of Thomas Norton. [July, 

0. Samukl 8 Norton (T/iamas, 2 Tliomas 1 ) of Durham, married Dinah 
Birdseye, widow of Benjamin Beach, March 13, 1713. She had 
two children by her first husband, and is said to have been " no 
ordinary woman." 
Their children were : 

i. Samuel, 4 b. March 20, 1714; d. March 21, 1716. 

ii. EuKNKZEit, b. Dec. 30, 1715; removed to Goshen in 1739, and d. 
March 15, 1785; m. Elizabeth, dan. of Nathaniel Baldwin in 1740; 
she d. April 16, 1811. lie was one of the most prominent men of 
Goshen, and represented Goshen twenty-six times in the General 
Assembly, between 1760 and 1779. lie was a strong and decided 
whig in the Revolution, and held the office of colonel of militia. 
lie was a civil magistrate from 1771, and a deacon in the Congre- 
gational Church from 1766 until his death. He was State agent 
for procuring arms for the soldiers. His grandson, Dea. L. M. 
Norton, said that "his Christian character was exemplary and 
uniform." His children were : 1. Miles, 5 b. March 30, 1741 ; lived 
in Goshen; d. Sept. 17, 1795; m. 1st, his cousin Esther Norton, 
Dec. 14, 1758; 2d, Sibyl Andrews; 3d, Anne Agard, April 3, 1777. 
2. Aaron, b. March 19, 1743; lived in Goshen and East Bloom- 
field; d. Nov. 30, 1828; m. Martha, dau. of Ebenezer Foote of 
Cornwall, May 15, 1769; she d. 1828. 3. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 
1746; d. at East Bloomfield, January, 1814; m. John Dowd of 
Goshen, June 4, 1763; he d. September, 1824, ae. 86. 4. Ebenezer, 
b. Aug. 12, 1748; lived in Goshen; d. Sept. 24, 1795; m. 1st, Ex- 
perience Lewis, dau. of Nehemiah, May 4, 17G9; she d. Oct. 30, 
1781, a3. 30; in. 2d, Charity Nills, dau. of Dea. Joseph, June 5, 
1782 ; she d. July 17, 1843, aj. 84. lie was a farmer, and six times sat 
in the General Assembly. 5. Rachel, b. June 26, 1752; d. Dec. 17, 
1789; m. Amasa Cook of Goshen, March 5, 1772; he d. Dec. 4, 
1821, a?. 72. 6. Marana, b. March 13, 1755; m. Capt. Jonathan 
Buol, Jr., of Goshen, Nov. 20, 1774; bed. Feb. 14, 1847. 7. Olive, 
b. Jan. 31, 1758 ; m. Dea. Timothy Buel, Nov. 13, 1777. 8. Nathan- 
iel, b. Dec. 31, 1760 ; of East Bloomfield, N. Y. ; d. 1807 ; m. Patty 
Beebe of Canaan, Ct., July, 1782. 9. Birdseye, b. June 30, 1763; 
d. March 27, 1812. He was a wealthy merchant and several times 
sat in the General Assembly. He lived at Goshen; ra. Hannah, 
dau. of Ephraim Starr, Sept. 20, 1792; she d. at Litchfield, Sept. 
21, 1826; she m. 2d, Therou Beach of Litchfield, March 30, 1815. 

iii. Samukl, b. March 0, 1718; lived in Goshen, and d. Sept. 19, 1801; 
in. Molly Lucas of Middletown, Nov. 27, 1740; she d. April 29, 
1801. Me was a leading man of the town. His wife was so singu- 
lar that many thought her deranged. Their children were: 1. 
Jabez,* b. Oct. 6, 1741; d. December, 1777; m. 1st, Margaret 
Beach, dau. of Caleb, Nov. 21, 1765; she d. Aug. 26, 1766; m. 2d, 
Sarah, dau. of Ebenezer Buell of Litchfield, Nov. 12, 1767. 2. 
Lydia, b. April 3, 1743; m. John Allen of the N. Y. Oblong. 3. 
Mary, b. May 20, 1744 ; d. Aug. 2, 1748. 4. Sarah, b. Oct. 7, 1745 ; 
m. ltice Gaylord of Norfolk. 5. Samuel, b. May 19, 1747 ; lived in 
Goshen ; d. Dec. 7, 1826 ; m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Ebenezer Lewis, 
Jan. 1, 1772; she d. March 5, 1814; m. 2d, Phebe Squire, Jan. 4, 
1816; shed. June 6, 1830. He was a deacon in the Congregational 
Church. 6. Abijah, b. Feb. 26, 1749; lived in Cazenovia, N. Y. ; 
m. Lucy, dau of Walter Cook. 7. Mary, b. April 20, 1751; m. 
Abel Bristow of Lima, N. Y. 8. Levi, h. May 12, 1754 ; d. May 
29, 1754. 9. Levi, b. May 13, 1759; d. 1823; m. Olive Whister, 
and lived in Winsted and Canaan. 

iv Noah, b. Jan. 24, 1720; d. young. 

v. David, bapt. Aug. 20, 1721 ; d. young. 

vi. Dinah, bapt. Nov. 24, 1723; d. Sept. 6, 1800; m. John Curtiss of 
Durham, Nov. 18, 1747. He d. July 1, 1800. 

vii. David, bapt. Jan. 30, 1726-7; of Durham and Goshen; d. Nov. 2, 
1769; m. Anner, dau. of Cornelius Bronson of Southbury, Jan. 29, 


Descendants of Thomas JSTorton. 275 

1752 ; she (1. Dec. 7, 1816, to. 90. lie was a man of ability, energy, 
talent. Their children were: 1. David, 6 b. March 0, 1753; of 
SangerfJeM, N. Y. ; m. Lois Ferguson, who d. 1837. 2. Eber, b. 
July 29, 1755; of East Bloomfield; m. Diantha Dowel, June 1, 
1785; she cl. Feb. 1, 1838, a). 74. 3. Oliver, b. May 15, 1757; of 
Sangerfleld; d. Jan. 0, 1838; m. Martha Beach of Goshen. 4. 
John, b. Nov. 29, 1758; of Bennington, Vt. ; d. Aug. 24, 1828; m. 
Lucretia, dau. of Capt. Jonathan Buel; she d. Aug. 15, 1852. 5. 
Anna, b. Oct. 29, 1700; d. at Hudson, Ohio, Aug. 31, 1816; in. 
David Hudson of Branford, Dec. 23. 1783; he cl. March 17, 1836. 
0. Alexander, b. March 10, 1703; of Goshen; d. Nov. 2, 1848;. m. 
Rhoda Collins, May 4, 1786; she cl. Aug. 3, 1855. 7. Andrew, b. 
May 7, 1765; cl. Oct. 28, 1838; he lived in Goshen; was a gold- 
smith; m. Laurain Hurlburt, dau. of Elisha, who d. May 27, 1851. 
8. William, b. May 30, 1707; d. 1840; he lived at Nassau, N. Y., 
and m. widow Ann Morrison. 9. Miriam, b. March 22, 1770; d. 
May 6, 1843; m. Timothy Collins, Sept. 8, 1791; he d. April 22, 
1816, a* 77. 
viii. Noah, b. Jan. 26, 1728-9; d. 1807; m. Experience Strong of Dur- 
ham, Dec. 29, 1757; she d. 1811. 

10. John 8 Nouton (Thomas? Thomas 1 ) married Elizabeth — , Dec. 

21), 1757. She died in 1811. 
His children were: 

i. Jonathan, 4 b. Feb. 18, 1712; of Durham, Killingworth, Bristol, 

Southington and Norfolk; d. Oct. 27, 1801; m. Ruth — , who 

d. Jan. 15, 1809. They owned the covenant at Durham, Feb. 5, 
1737-8. Their children were : 1. Jonathan, 6 bapt. March 5, 1737-8, 
in Durham. 2. Stephen, bapt. in Durham, June 28, 1741 ; cl. Sept. 
11,1826; lived in Norfolk, Ct. ; m. Experience Gay lord, 1762; she 
d. Sept. 12, 1825, 83. 83. 3. Ruth, bapt. in Durham, Aug. 20, 1743; 
m. Nov. 26, 1770, Edward Scoville of Waterbury. 4. Jonathan, 
b. Aug. 27, 1745; cl. single, in the West Indies. 5. Sarah, bapt. 
Feb. 28, 1748, in Durham. 6. Fliebe, bapt. May 13, 1750, in Dur- 
ham. 7. Job, b. 1752, in Southington; d. young. 8. Job, b. 1757; 
cl. in Southington, 1759. 9. Lucy, b. 1791; d. young, at Norfolk, 
whither the family removed in 1774. 

ii. John, b. Feb. 26, 1715; m. Mary Griswold, 1742; lived in Durham 
and Killingworth. Their children were: 1. Mary, 6 b. April 13, 

1743; m. — Hull, a sailor. 2. Rhoda, b. Aug. 16, 1745; m. 

Parmelee of Killingworth. 8. Moses, b. Dec. 28, 1746; m. 

Mary Linn, who d. 1856. 4. John, b. Feb. 23, 1748. 5. Aaron, b. 

June 24, 1751; m. widow Rutty. 6. Anne, m. 1st, Baker 

of Lanesboro; 2d, James Nettleton. 7. Elah, m. Huldah Hull. 
8. Amos, b. 1765; of Killingworth and North Bristol; d. Dec. 4, 
1822; m. Sylvia Field, who d. March 5, 1812. 9. Abel, b. 1768; 
d. single. 

iii. Benjamin, b. Feb. 12, 1719; of Killingworth and Durham; killed in 
the French war; m. Eliza Seward, dau. of Noahdiah, who cl. 1807. 
They owned the covenant, July 29, 1740, at Durham. Their chil- 
dren were: 1. Benjamin, 6 b. July 10, 1746; m. Azubah Munger, 
Nov. 22, 1771; lived in Killingworth, Rutland and East Bloom- 
lield. 2. Noahdiah, b. Aug. 17, 1748; of North Bristol (now 
North Madison) ; cl. May 15, 1805; m. 1st, Sarah, dau. of Capt. 
John Hopson; in. 2d, Abigail, widow of Ebenezer Hall, Oct. 22, 
1801. 3. Joel, b\ Sept. 7, 1750; m. Ada, dau. of David Blatchley 
of Killingworth (now Clinton). 4. Hannah, b. Sept. 17, 1752; 
m. James Davis of Killingworth. 5. Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1755; 
m. Dea. Timothy Hill of East Guilford (now Madison). 6. El- 
nathan, b. May 10, 1755; in. Rachel Camp of Durham; he Lived 
In llartland and Southington. 7. Charity, b. Sept. 28, 1758; ill. 
Samuel Wright of Durham. 

iv. ErnuAiM, b. Aug. 20, 1720; in. Mary ; lived In Durham, and 

probably in New Durham, N. Y. They owned the covenant, Dec. 



276 " The Two Peaches" of Marhlehead. [July, 

4, 1748. Their children were: 1. Charles* b. Dec. 8, 1748; of 

Durham; m. Elizabeth . 2. Elizabeth, b. June ( J, 1751. 3. 

Mindwell, b. Oct. 21, 1756. 

v. Stephen, b. June 7, 1724; ra. Abigail , and d. Nov. 3, 1808. 

They lived in Durham, and owned the covenant there June 11, 
1740. Their children were: 1. Medad, 6 b. June 30, 1749. 2. 
Abigail, b. July 14, 1754. 3. Stephen, b. Jan. 20, 1756. 4. Ozias, 
b. Dec. 31, 1759. 5. Lyman, b. June 1, 1763 ; a physician ; m. Olive 
Weld, July 18, 1795. 6. Lewis, b. April 28, 1766; d. Jan. 8, 1770. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1726; m. Joseph Seward, Jan. 14, 1748. 


By the Kev. Robert Westly Peach, Camden, New Jersey. 

Nov. 30, 1GG9, Samuel Morgan of Marblehead, Mass., in a deposition, 
spoke of "the two Peaches" (Of. Essex Co. Court Papers, xvi. G5). April 
28, 1 703, Nathaniel Walton, in a deposition concerning the running of certain 
boundaries in Marblehead about 1074, used the expression, " the two 
peaches ; " two days earlier, Thos. Darling, in a deposition, spoke of " one 
of y e Peaches." The record of these latter depositions may be found in 
the ollice of the Register of Deeds at Salem, under .date of July 9, 1703. 

In Seventeenth Century records of Marblehead and Salem I have found 
John Reach, Sr., and John Reach, Jr., named together over forty times, 
and, including these instances, the older man named one hundred times and 
the younger over eighty, besides thirty cases in which the distinction of 
senior or junior is omitted. With the exception of the son and daughters 
of John, Jr., and the children of his son, 1 have found the name Reach in 
these old records not once. From this I conclude that John Peach, Sr., 
and John Reach, Jr., were familiarly known as " the two Peaches," and 
that there were no other Peaches, outside of the family of the latter, in 
Marblehead at that time. 

John, Jr., made a deposition Apr. 26, 1G67, when he was aged about 53 
(Cf. Essex Co. Court Papers, xiv. 91). His age was 59 in 1G72 (Cf. N. E. 
Hist. ^ (Jen. Hog., vii. 357). It was 77 July 22, 1090 (Cf. Felt's Annals 
of Salem, 1st VA. } {>. 299. — Note. — John, Sr., died in 1681). The prob- 
able date of the birth of John, Jr., would therefore fall between April 2G 
and July 22, 1613. 

A man aged 77 in 1690 would not be described as "aged 80 yeare or 
therabout" in 1684; therefore the John Reach whose deposition was made 
June 23 of the latter year, must have been John, Sr. In it he testitied 
that he came to New England in 1G30 (Cf. Essex Co. Court Papers, 
xliv. 30 ; N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg., xxxii. 237). John, Sr., made a 
deposition Jany. 27, 1GG9, "being then above 50" (Cf. Essex Co. Court 
Papers, xiv. 44). He was aged GO in 1G72 (Cf. N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg., 
vii. 357). These data far from coincide. It is probable that he did not 
know his exact age, but was born between 1604 and 1012, being from one 
to nine years older than John, Jr. 

Where John, Sr., abode from 1630 to 1G3G does not appear, but prob- 
ably it was in Marblehead. He was evidently well settled in that place 
before Jan. 28, 163G, when the first mention of Marblehead is found in 
the " Salem Towne Booke " (p. 8), and concerns " John Reach ifysherman 



1900.] " The Two Peaches" of Marblehead. 277 

and Nicholus mariott" (Cf. Hist. Col. Essex Inst., iv. 93). That this was 
John, Sr., appears from a comparison of Vol. xx., folio 97, reverse, in the 
office of the Register of Deeds, with the ninth item of his will, on file in 
the Probate ollice, both in Salem. John, Sr., died in Marblehead (Cf. 1st 
Book of Deaths, p. 3, in Abbot Hall) Aug. 20, 1684. By his will it ap- 
pears that he left neither wife nor child. One of his bequests was to John 
and Thomas, sons of his cousin William Peach. Now William was the 
only son of John, Jr., and John and Thomas were his eldest sons (Cf. the 
will of John, Jr., Essex Probate office; Baptismal Records, 1st Church, 
Marblehead). But as "cousin" was used indefinitely in those days, the 
exact relationship of "the two Peaches" is not determined. They were 
probably first cousins. 

John, Jr., was " made free at y e Court," May 16, 1683. He was then 
seventy years old, and (as well as John, Sr.) had often been a selectman of 
Marblehead. John Devereux, Thos. Pitman, Sr., and Joseph Dallaber, 
Sr., were amongst others admitted freemen at the same time (Cf. " Rec- 
ords of the Governor and Company of the Mass. Bay in N. Eng.," v. 542). 

The foregoing data afford corrections of several historical and genealogi- 
cal errors which 1 have found. 1st, John Farmer's " Genealogical Register 
of the First Settlers of New England," Lancaster, Mass., 1829, p. 221, says 
that Peach, "John, Marblehead 1648, born about 1612, had a son John, 
admitted freeman 1683." But John, Jr., was not the son of John, Sr., 
nor had John, Jr., a son John. 2d, Savage's " Genealogical Dictionary," 
&c, iii. 376, says that Peach, " John, Salem or Marblehead 1648-79, said 
to be born 1612, of whom Felt finds mention 1630, may have been father 
of John, Jr., of Marblehead, freeman, 1 683." Here is Farmer's mistake 
repeated, and additionally the wrong dates 1648-79 for John, Sr., in Mar- 
blehead, the correct dates being (1630?) 1636-84. 3d, the N. E. Hist. & 
Gen. Reg., vii. 357, has it that " John, sen., and John, jun., lived in Mar- 
blehead 41 years and 33 years [So Coffin]." But John, Sr., dwelt there 
for at least 48 J years, and probably nearly 54 years; and John, Jr., over 
50 years. The latter statement is based upon the following data : (a) 
June 30, 1669, John, Jr. (also John, Sr.), deposed that one Henry Stacey had 
possessed a certain lot in Marblehead about 27 years (Cf. Essex Co. Court 
Papers, xiv. 115). This goes back to 1642 — the year in which the dis- 
tinction " Sen." is first applied to a John Peach, so far as I can find. 
[John junior's wife, Alice, is named in the Court Papers, i. 19, May 5, 
1644.] (b) The latest date for John, Jr., is April 11, 1692 [his grandson 
John was then about 12], when he was elected on a committee to look 
after the commons, &c. (Cf. Copy of Original Town Record from 1648 to 
17 10, p. 185— in Abbot Hall), (c) His estate was inventoried Nov. 28, 1 693 
(Cf. Essex Probate Records, ccciii. 214). The dates for him in Marble- 
head are 1642 — '92, with the probability of a few years earlier for the first 
and 1693 for the final year. 4th, Savage's Dictionary, iii. 376, says that 
Peach, "George, Marblehead, 1674, may have been son of John. See 
Peache." But once again, John, Sr., had no son ; John, Jr., had an " onely 
sonne William " (Cf. his will, in the Essex Co. Probate office), and Wil- 
liam was only 22 in 1674 (Cf. Hist. Col. Essex Inst., xii. 63). George 
Peak or Peake, not Peach, is correct; the name is found thus in both deeds 
and baptismal records. 5th, another misreading, not yet published, is in 
the Index to the Essex Co. Court Papers, Salem: " Vol. 11, p. 98 — Wm. 
Peach, sued by selectmen for debt." The paper on p. 98 of vol. xi. bears 
no name. Reference to the Court Records of the same date shows the 

VOL. LIV. 19 

278 " The Two Peaches" of Marblehead. [July, 

name to have been " William Peak." 6th, the N. P3. Hist. & Gen. Reg., 

ix. 82, gives William Peach as one of the signers of a petition against im- 
posts, 1 068 or '69. This must have been Peak, instead, for William Peach 
was then only about 16 years old. From the fourth to the tenth decade of 
the Seventeenth Century, " the two Peaches " of Marblehead were the 
" cousins," of very nearly the same age, John, senior, and John, junior. 

John, Sr., was a selectman in 1648, '49, '50, '56, '57, '59-62, '71, '72, 
77 and '81 (Cf. Roads: " Marblehead Manual," p. 76 ; but of these dates 
Roads did not find '50, 'G2 and '72, and I could not lind, in the town min- 
utes, '57, '59 and '61). John, Jr., was a selectman in 1656, '59-'62, and 
'71 [Roads does not give '59, '62 and '71 ; I could not find '61]. John, 
Sr., was frequently an appraiser of estates, court constable, way-warden, 
fence-viewer, &c. Roads, in his " History of Marblehead," 2d Ed., pp. 24, 
25, gives a most interesting account of the work of a committee, of which 
he was a member, in assigning seats in the " Lentoo " of the meeting-house. 
" Peach's Point " took its name from him. John, Jr., was often appointed 
on responsible committees, to " lay out " land that was to be divided, " view 
ftences," guard the rights of the commoners to pasturage of their cattle, &c. 
He was frequently a witness to wills and deeds. The lands of both men 
are often referred to as boundaries. 

In 1648, John, Sr., was entitled to pasture two cows and John, Jr., one, 
on the common. In 1674-5, when disputed rights in the commons were 
settled by the General Court, out of 116 commoners who subscribed agree- 
ment, John, Sr., was entitled «.o three cows' commonage and John, Jr., to 
five. Only two other men were allowed as many as the latter — Samuel 
Cheevcr, five, and Moses Maverick, nine (Cf. Copy of Original Town Rec- 
ord from 1648 to 1710, pp. 9, 68 and 69). John senior's Marblehead 
estate was inventoried at £303 ; John junior's at £389. The former left 
lands in England and six " parsells " of land in Marblehead ; the latter left 
six lots in Marblehead, and had previously given away three, one to each 
of his daughters. Two of these " lots " were each of ten acres, one of 
eight, and one of five, the others not specified. 

The relatives named in the will of John, Sr., were : John Squire, sister's 
son, in Barbados ; his brother Thomas's widow, his sister Margerie's chil- 
dren, and John Minson, his cousin, Simsborough, England ; his cousin 
William Peach's sons John and Thomas, his cousin John Legg, his cousin 
William Hine, wife Abigail and John Iiine, their son ; his cousin Peter 
Dalliwar and daughter Margaret; and his cousin Joseph Dalliwar [all of 

John, Jr., during his lifetime gave certain pieces of property to his 
daughters, Hannah, wife of William Waters ; Elizabeth, wife of John 
Legg, and Mary, wife of William Woods ; these gifts he did " further con- 
firme and suremake " in his will. His remaining estate he bequeathed to 
his " dear and beloved wife Alice Peach," after her death to descend to his 
u onely sonne William Peach," from him to go to his " present wife Emme 
during her widowhood onely," after which " to descend to his two sonnes 
John and Thomas." This will was dated Jany. 10, 1688. William's 
youngest son William, then over four years old (Cf. Hist. Col. Essex Inst., 
xii. 63), was left out. 

From John, Jr., " one of y e Peaches," are descended the Peaches of 
Marblehead and Salem, with their branches scattered over the country. 
His son William's wile Emme was the daughter of John Devereux (Cf. 
Essex Co. Deeds, xviii. 174, reverse). William's daughter Hannah mar- 

1000.] The Traske Family in England, 279 

ried John Calley, Jan. 29, 1711; his son John married Sarah Stacey of 
Salem, Dec. 30 (or Nov. 80). 1700; his son Thomas married Mary Coes 

(Coaxe, Coose), 14, 170-1; his son William married Sarah Elkins of 

Lynn, Jan. -1, 1711 (Cf. 1st Hook of Marriages, Abbot Hall, pp. 17, 21, 
27). Of the children of these three sons and of their sons and grandsons, 
sixty-one were baptized in the First Church and seven in the Second 
Church of Marblehead in the eighteenth century. Further details are 
given by me in an article entitled " The Ancestry of the Peach Family," 
contributed to the forthcoming official history of the town of Newbury, 
Vermont, edited by Mr. Frederic P. Wells. 


Communicated by William Blake Thask, A.M., of Dorchester. 

Extracts from Registers at East Coker, Somerset, England, made in 
1897, by the late George Cecil Trask, Esq., of Ceylon, India ; a native of 
Somersetshire, who died in Ceylon, in the month of February, 1899. 

15G4-5 dau. of Februarie John, son of George Traske, bapt. 

15G7. 22 Sept. buried John Traske the elder. 

15G9. 20 June, William son of Nicholas Traske buried. 

1570. 11 th Jan. buried John son of William Traske. 

1570. 29 Dec r bapt. Mable, daughter of George Traske. 

1571. 29 Dec r buried Catherine, wife of John Traske. 

1571. 1 st Dec r Married Edward Traske & Christian Darby. 

1572. 27 th Jan. married Lionell Traske, and Anne Dibble. 

1573. 30 Ul June, bapt. William, son of Lionell Traske. 
1573. 11* Nov r bapt. Johanna, daughter of George Traske. 
1575. 8 tb Oct. bapt. John, son of Stephan Traske. 

1570. 7 th July, bapt. Elizabeth, daughter of George Traske. 

1570. 22 Oct. bapt. Henry, son of Lionell Traske. 

1578. 19 tu July, bapt. William, son of Remold Traske. 

1579. 19 Jan. bapt. George, son of George Traske. 

1579. 3 nl Aug. bapt. Margaret, daughter of Edwarde Traske. 

1579. 9 Ul Sept. bapt. Agnes, daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1580. 23 May, Dorothy, daughter of Lionel. 

1580. m Dec. buried William Traske. 

1581. 23 August bapt. William son of Edwarde Traske. 

1581. 3 Dec r Johan daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1582. 1st Jan. buried Stephan Traske. 
1582. 23 April buried Margery Traske. 

1582. 4 May buried Johan daughter of Nicholas Traske. 

1582. 13 May bapt. Lionell son of George Traske. 

1583. 28 tb Feb. bapt. Elizabeth daughter of Lionell Traske. 

1583. 27 th April bapt. Johan daughter of Nicholas Traske the younger. 

1584. 19 th Nov r bapt. Agnes daughter of Edwarde Traske. 

1585. 8th Feb. buried Agnes daughter of Edwarde Traske. 
1585. 15 Oct. bapt. John son of Lionell Traske. 

1585. 14* Dec r bapt. William son of Nicholas Traske. 
1580. 10 April bapt. Nicholas son of Richarde Traske. 
158G. 17 July bapt. Honor daughter of Edward Traske. 

280 The Traske Family in England. [July, 

1587. 29 Jan. bapt. Edith daughter of Edwarde Traske. 

1587. 23 June bapt. Johane daughter of George Traske. 

1587. 18 August bapt. Robart son of Osmund Traske. 

1587. 10 Ui Sept buried Robart son of Osmund Traske. 

1587. 22 Dec. buried Johana daughter of George Traske. 

1587. 27 Dec. buried George Traske. 

1588. 28 Dec. bapt. John son of Osmund Traske. 

1589. 29 April buried Nicholas Traske. 

1589. 4 th [?] Maie buried George Traske (of Longlands?). 

1589. 20 Sept. bapt. George son of George Traske. 

1590. 23 Feb. buried John son of Osmund Traske. 

1591. 10 May bapt. Edwarde son of Osmund Traske. 
1591. 28 July bapt. Mary daughter of John Traske. 
1591. 1st Nov r bapt. Edwarde son of Richard Traske. 
1591. 30 Nov r buried Florence Traske wife of Richarde* 
1593. 12 Jan. bapt. John son of Edwarde Traske. 

1595. 23 Mar. buried Johan wife of Osmund Traske. 
159G. 7 Sept. buried John son of Edward Traske. 

1596. 6 Oct. buried Edward son of Richard Traske. 

1597. 29 th June buried John son of Johan Traske widow. 

1598. 4 Feb. married Henry Traske & Annable [Pynsbury?]. 

1598. 9 Sept. bapt. John son of John Traske. 

1599. 23 rd Ap 1 bapt. Osmund son of Osmund Traske. 

1600. 17 Feb. buried Alice wyfe of Edwarde Traske. 
1600. 18" 1 Ap 1 buried Catherine Traske widow. 
1600. 31 Jan. buried Florence Traske. 

1604. 12 Aug. bapt. Tho 8 son of Osmund Traske. 

1606. 23 Nov. married John Traske & [ . . Withewell?]. 

1606. 23 Dec. bapt. John son of Osmund Traske. 

1609. [ . . ] bapt. Elizabeth daughter of John Traske. 

1609. 26 Nov. bapt. Lionell son of John Traske. 
1609-10. 26 Feb. buried Edwarde Traske widow (sic). 

1610. 16 May buried Lionell son of John Traske. 
1617. 11 th Feb. bapt. Margaret daughter of John Traske. 
1617. 18 May bapt. William son of Nicolas Traske. 
1619. 13 Feb. buried Charity servant of Nicholas Traske. 
1619. 21 May William son of Edwarde Traske (bapt.). 
1621. 23 Mar. bapt. John son of Nicholas Traske. 

1621. 4 Nov 1- buried Reynold Traske. 

1622. 14 Mar. bapt. Osmund son of Edward Traske. , 
1622. 20 May buried Christian wife of Nicholas Traske. 

1624. 20 Jan. bapt. John son of Edwarde Traske. 

1626. 8 th Aug. buried Nicholas Traske. 

1629. 30 Nov. buried Nicholas son of William Traske. 

1631. 9 Oct. bapt. Edwarde son of Edwarde Traske. 

1633. 4 April buried Margaret daughter of John Traske. 

1634. 22 April buried John Traske. 

1634. 25 Sept. married John Traske & Joane Lane. 

1635. 15 Jan. buried Edward Traske. 

1635. 14 Oct. bapt. Marie daughter of John Traske of ... & Joan. 

1637. 5 Nov. buried Marie daughter of John Traske of ... & Joan. 

1639. 13 June married Nicholas Traske & Susan Churchhouse. 

1640. 29 Mar. bap. Joane daughter of Nicholas Traske & Susan. 

1900.] The Traske Family in England. 281 

1640. 1G August bapt. Thomas son of John Traske & Joan. 
1G40. 22 Feb. buried Margaret Traske widow. 

1641. 20 Mar. bapt. John hoii of John T. & Joano. 

1G42. 20 Nov r bapt. Susan daughter of Nicholas Traske & Susan. 

1G42. 27 Dec. bapt. Christian (laughter of Lionell Traske & Alice. 

1643. 16 Jan. married John Traske & Edith [Trowe ?]. 
1G44. 1 May bapt. Joan dau of Lionell Traske & Alice. 

1644. 25 Aug. bapt. Margaret dau of John Traske & Joane. 
1644. 23 Oct. bapt. Nicholas son of Nicholas & Susan. 
1644. 15 April buried Edith wife of William Traske. 
1644. 4 Nov 1- buried Margaret daughter of John Traske. 

1647. 4 Sept. bapt. Reynold son of John Traske & Joane. 

1648. 29 June buried Joan wife of John Traske. 
1651. 10 May bapt. Gabriel son of John Traske. 

1661. 2 Nov r bapt. Judith daughter of Edward Traske. 

1662. 12 Jan. buried William Traske "of the almes house." 
1671. 8 Mar. bapt. Emma daughter of Edward Traske & Judith. 

Deed of William Traske, of Coscombe,* co. of Dorset, England, to his 
nephew, John Traske, dated May 5th, 1589. 

To all Xtian people to whom theis presentes shall come I William Traske, of 
Coscombe in the countie of Dorset, sackweaver sendeth greetinge in our Lord 
God Everlastinge Whereas Nicholas Traske brother of the said William lat of 
East Coker in the countie of Sommersett Husbandman, deceased in his lyfe- 
time amongst other thinges have and did prove ane estat in fee simple of and in a 
certaine Tente [tenement] called Bills with an orcharde and divers prcls of 
grounde Ther unto belonginge that is to saie one close of arrable land one 
pasture adjoyninge unto the said orcharde and one piece of ground more called 
Hewhill containing by estimation one half acre of land, be it mor or less wher 
ther is a house newlie erected and builded now in the tenure of one Thomas 
Howchins or his assignes and also three yerdes of arrable land or pasture 
ground lyinge in aforsaide called Wokely And which premises are situat lyinge 
and beinge within the mann r of East Coker aforesaid to have and to hold the 
said Tente and orcharde and the said prcls of grownde there unto belonginge 
with all and singular The appurtenances unto the said Nicholas Trask and to 
his heirs and assignes foreuer To be holden of The cheefe lordes of the fee by 
The rente suites & prices Thereof due and of right accustomede Thies? presents 
now Therefore Wittuesseth that I the forsaid Williame Traske, as next and 
right heirs of my said Brother Nicholas Traske & also for divers other good 
and reasonable causes and considerations me unto theis presentes espcciallie 
movinge To haue demised graunted and by this my present wrigtinje haue con- 
firmed unto my wel beloved in Christ John Traske the sonne of Georg Trask 
my brother lat of East Coker in the said countie of Somerset deceased all and 
singular my said landes and tenement called Bills and the said orcharde and 
close of arrable lande ore pasture thereunto adjoyninge and the said house and 
prcll of grounde called Hewhill nowe in the tenure of Thomas Howchins as 
aforesaid and the said these yeardes of arrable land ore pasture in Wokey and 
with all and singular that appertaines unto these said landes or tenement be- 
longinge ore in any wise apptaining To haue hold use occupie and Enioye all 
and singular the premises with appurtenances mindfully before specifyed de- 
mised graunted and conilrmed unto the said John Traskes and to his heires and 
assignes foreuer to the onlie proper use and commoditie of the said John Traske 
and of his heires and assignes to be holden of the cheefe lordes of the fee by 
the rentes suites and prices thereof first due and of ryght accustometh And I 
the said William Traske all and singular the premises with the appurteuances 
befor specified demised given graunted and confirmde And whatsoever in theis 

* Corscombe, co. Dorset. P. T. Beaminster (141) 4 m. N. E. Pop. 632. A parish 
in the hundred of Beaminster, Bridport division; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry 
of Dorset and diocese of Bristol. — Gorton's Topographical Dictionary, London, 1833. 


282 The Traske Family in England. [July, 

my present wrytinge is specified in manner and form aforesaid to the said John 
Traske his heires & assignees foreuer against all peopell shall and will warraunte 
acquire and defend by theis presents. 

Furthermore know Ye me the aforsaid William Traske have constituted 
deputed and in my place gave unto my well beloved in Christ Walter Grove 
. . . . and Bennedict Dible my true and lawfull Attornes Joyntlie are 
desiredlie to enter for me and in my name into the forsaid Ten'te and other the 
Premisses with his appurtenances or into one prcll thereof for and in the name 
of the whole of all and singular the premises above devized and graunted and 
possessions and seasons for me and in my name to be had and taken full & 
peaceable possession and season thereof to delivir to the said John Traske to 
be had unto him and to his heires and assignes according to the strength forme 
& effecte of this my presente wrightinge satisfied and allowed all and euery 
thinge my said attornies in my name shall doe or one of them shall doe in the 
premisses In witness whereof I the forsaid William Traske unto this my 
present deed now put my hand and seall the fyfthe daie of Maye in the year 
of the reigne of our Sovereigue ladie Elizabeth bie the grace of God of Eng- 
land France and Ireland Queue Defender of the faith. Tricesimo 1589. 

William X Traske 

Memorand. The forteaneth daie of Nouember in the year within wryten pos- 
sessione was taken of and in the said tenemente with the appurtenances within 
demised and graunted by the attorneies within named 

and Bennedict Dible and by them deliuered to the within named John Traske 
to have and to hold to him and to his heires and assigues foreuer accordinge to 
the tenor purports and effecte thereof in the presentos of us 

John Mathkwes IIowciiins [sic] 
Arthur Dible 

The following is an extract from a letter written me by Mr. Trask, be- 
fore mentioned, dated 20 Portland Place, Bath, England, 21st June, 1897. 

" William Blake Trask Esq., 
Dear Sir, 

Your kind letter of 2 ud March was forwarded to me here from 
Ceylon. I should have replied to it earlier but have been for two months in 
hospital and therefore unable to attend to correspondence. 

I have now left hospital and shall, probably, leave again for Ceylon before 
long, with health somewhat impaired, and [ do not look forward with much 
eagerness to a future of hard work such as lies before me. 


I am having a photo of my late brother Surgeon-Captain John Ernest, copied 
for you and when received will send it on. [The photograph was duly re- 
ceived. This brother, John Ernest Trask, " died of cholera, in the execution of 
his duty with the Dongola Expedition, 25th July, 18%, at Kosheh, Egypt. lie 
was horn in Kngland, 27th October, 1861; was of the Army Medical Staff, M It 


•A cousin of my late Father has in his possession a curious old deed, dated 
1589, which I have just translated, and as I write this my wife is copying my 
translation to be forwarded to you with this letter. 

I have visited the parishes of East and West Coker and have taken extracts 
from the registers in the former place — there being no reference to Traske in 
those of West Coker. 

These extracts from 1564 to 1671 I have copied out and enclose them for you. 

You will observe that a William Traske was baptized on the 5 Dec. 1585. 
Could this be Cap tn William Traske of Salem? * 

Itev d C. Powell, the incumbent of East Coker, \ was most obliging & gave me 
what assistance he could in deciphering the registers. He informed me that 

* See New-England Hist, and Gen. Register, liii. 43. 

t East Coker, co. Somerset ; Post town, Yeovil, 3 m. S. S.West. Pop. 1 103. A parish 
in the hundred of Houndsborough, Barwich, and Coker; living, a vicarage in the arch- 
deaconry of Wells and diocese of Bath and Wells ; valued in K. B. at £12 6s. 3d. ; ann. 
value P.P. £119 lis.; church dedicated to St. Michael; patrons, the Dean and Chap- 
tor of Exeter. This parish contains the hamlet of North Coker; it formerly had a 
chapel, which has been long demolished. — Gorton's Topographical Dictionary. 

11)00.] Military Services of the Osborne Family. 283 

aovoral enquiries have reached him from America on behalf of the Elliots ami 
Dodges, whose ancestors went to New England years ago. 

It seems to me only reasonable to suppose, from all Ave know, that there was 
quite a little band of people from Coker and that William Traske was one of 
them. At any rate we know that the Elliots, Dodges, and Traskes were in New 
England together; we know that the Elliots & Dodges came from East Coker; 
We know that there were, also, many Traskes at East Coker; and therefore 
the obvious inference is that William Traske (Captain) who founded your family 
was a Coker man. We And a William Traske baptized 14 th Dec. 1585 ; and as 
there appears to be no further record of him in the registers the presumption 
seems to me very strong that this is the identical Capt u William. 

I am not certain if I can go to Trent or Kingsbury or to any other parish where 
the Traskes used to live in the xvi th century, as I am still weak and it takes 
very little to tire me out. You may be sure, however, that I shall do so if I 

In a former letter, dated Colombo, Ceylon, 23d Oct. 1895, Mr. Trask 
writes : — 

" You tell me that John Traske, of Trent, had three sons— at least three were 
mentioned in this will. These were Henry, Kobart & William. As they were 
so fond of the name John I suspect he had one of that name too. 

There was a Henry Traske of Kingsbury (Somerset) whose daughter mar- 
ried George Lisle in 1021. I know no further particulars of this Traske, but it 
is not at all unlikely that he was the Henry, son of John, of Trent. This George 
Lisle, who married Henry's daughter, had an uncle William Lisle who was a 
groom of the chamber to Elizabeth, and another Uncle Edmund said to be 
a "writer," who was also groom of the chamber to Elizabeth, James I and 
Charles I. 

There was a Robert Traske instituted to the diaconate of Banwell 19 Nov. 
1582. He may have been the " llobart," son of John, also. 

It would be interesting to find out the descendants of William, the other son 
of John, of Trent. I have an idea, perhaps it is fanciful, that we may discover 
that this William (son of John of Trent) was the father of Capt n William 
Traske — your ancestor, and I should not be at all astonished to discover that 
my ancestor John Traske (portreeve of Yeovil, in 1030) also came of the family 
of John of Trent. I shall leave no stone unturned till I either prove or dis- 
prove the supposition." 

Henry F. Waters, A.M., furnished the Essex Institute Historical Col- 
lections at Salem, Mass., in 1880, vol. xvii. page 121, with the following: 

John Traske, of Trent, Co. Somerset, husbandman; 21 Nov. 1558, proved 15 
Nov., 1574; to be buried in church yard of Trent; to St. Andrew's church of 
Wells; to parish church of Mowdeforde; wife Edith, sons William, Harry, 
llolmrt, daughters Mary and Alice. His wife Edith having dee'd, administration 
was granted to Robert and Henry, sons of the deceased. [Martyn, L. 43.] 

John Traske, of East Coker, Co. Somerset; 27 April, 1598, proved 20 May, 
1598 ; daughter Mary, wife Alice (with child) ; Reynold Traske a witness. 

[Lewyn, L. 44. J 

It will be noted that the Balch and the Traske families are both spoken 
of as either living or owning land in East Coker. One of the founders of 
a neighboring and allied family in Essex County, Massachusetts, was almost 
always called William Dodge of Coker. 


By William H. Osborne, Esq., of Boston, 

Considering- the great interest now felt in every thing pertaining to 
the history of the period of the American Revolution, it has occurred to 
me that the following facts concerning the military record of an old colony 
family, might properly be given a place in the columns of your highly 



284 Military Services of the Osborne Family. [July, 

treasured periodical. I do not claim that this record, which is drawn from 
official sources, not family tradition, is unequalled in its patriotic features ; 
but it is my belief, based upon the results of careful investigation, that it 
has few superiors, and in many respects is unique and remarkable. The 
subjects of this record were all humble men, wholly unknown to fame, ex- 
cept as their devoted service to their country has earned them such distinc- 

George Osborne of Pembroke, Massachusetts, was forty-two years of age 
at the breaking out of the Revolution. He had eight sons, seven of whom, 
together with himself, served terms of varying lengths in the army and 
navy during that war. The name of the father and his sons, George, Jr., 
and Thomas, are first found on a roll of a company of minute men, com- 
manded by Captain Gushing, that marched from the West Parish of Pem- 
broke on the alarm of the 1.9th of April, 1775, The father's name fur- 
ther appears on the roll of Capt. Hamlen's Company, Col. Thomas' Regi- 
ment, for service at Roxbury, from May 1st to August 1st, 177o ; on the 
roll of Capt. Hatch's Company for service at Weymouth and Braintree 
Farms on the alarm of March, 1776; on the roll of Capt. Stetson's Com- 
pany, Col. Dyke's Regt., at Dorchester Heights in November, 1776, and 
again on the roll of Capt. Hatch's Company at Bristol, Rhode Island, on 
the alarm of December 8th, 1776. 

His seven sons emulated his patriotic example in this wise : George, 
Junior, as stated, served first with his father on the alarm of Lexington. 
He was with Capt. Hatch at Weymouth and Braintree Farms on the 
alarm of March, 1776. Enlisting in Capt. Nelson's Company, Colonel 
Willard's Regiment, he served in the campaign against Burgoyne, under 
Gates, in 1777. In January, 1780, he again entered the army, serving in 
Capt. Bailey's Company, Col. Bailey's Regiment, under two enlistments, to 
the close of the war, being twenty years of age at the time of his first en- 

Peleg was twelve years of age when the war began, and when fourteen 
years of age in 1777, he served from April to June on the " forty days' ex- 
pedition" to Rhode Island. From July, 1777, to January, 1778 he was 
under enlistment for service in the New England States in Col. Robinson's 
Regiment. For fifteen days in March, 1781, he served again in Rhode 
Island, and wound up his service by enlisting as a marine on the frigate 
" Deane" in December, 178 1, being in the course of a few days after trans- 
ferred, together with several of his brothers, to the famous frigate " Al- 
liance," under Capt. John Barry, and serving till June, 1782, practically to 
the end of the war. 

The third son, Michael, commenced his service in Capt. Sparrow's Com- 
pany, Col. Nathan Tyler's Regiment, serving four months and twenty days 
in Rhode Island, between July and December, 1779. He served in the 
same company one month in 1780, and later in the same year his name 
appears on a roll of six months' men, raised by the town of Pembroke, 
serving under this enlistment in Washington's army at the camp at Totawa 
and Preakness, New Jersey, till January, 1781. He served in Col. Cot- 
ton's Regiment on the " forty days' expedition " to Rhode Island, and con- 
cluded his service on the frigate " Deane " between December, 1781, and 
May, 1782. 

John enlisted as a " Boy," and served three times in the navy, once on 
the brigantine "Tyrannicide " in 1779 ; again in 1779 on the ship " Gen- 
eral Putnam," and lastly, in 1782, on the frigate " Deane." 

1900.] Military Services of the Osborne Family, 285 

Hugh Osborne was fourteen years of age when the war broke out. and 
in 1776 performed service at Dorchester Heights in Col. Dyke's Regiment, 
and again the same year in Rhode Island in Capt. Hatch's Company. In 
1777 he served again in Rhode Island, in Col. Titcoinb's Regiment, for a 
period of two months and six days. Between July, 1778, and April, 1779, 
he served in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey in Col. Bailey's 
Regiment, and concluded his service, as did several of his brothers, by en- 
listing as a marine on the frigate " Deane" in December, 1781, and serving 
till May, 1782. 

The son William enlisted with his brothers, Thomas, Hugh, John and 
Peleg, on the frigate "Deane" in December, 1781 ; was afterwards trans- 
ferred to the frigate " Alliance," on which he died in 1782. 

We conclude this record with that of Thomas Osborne, who marched 
with his father and brother George on the alarm of Lexington. A few 
days after his return from this march he joined Capt. Hamlen's Company 
of Col. Bailey's Regiment, marched to the siege of Boston, and was present 

during the entire siege. After the evacuation of Boston he marched with 

© © 

Washington's army to New York city, and was in the battles of Long 
Island, August 27, 1776; Harlem Heights, September 16, 1776; White 
Plains, October 28, 1776; Trenton, N. J., December 26, 1776, and Prince- 
ton, N. J., January 3, 1777. He went with Washington's army, after the 
latter battle, to Morristown Heights, where he was discharged January 15, 
1777, making a continuous service of twenty-one and one-half months. In 
April, 1777, he enlisted in Col. Staunton's Regiment, to serve in Rhode 
Island. After his return from this service in June, 1778, he enlisted in 
Capt. Hatch's Company for nine months and went to West Point, New 
York. Immediately after the completion of this service, he entered 
the Pennsylvania Line for one year. In March or April, 1780, he 
returned to his home, but at once entered the sea service, and is reported 
to have enlisted on the Massachusetts armed vessel, the " Protector," com- 
manded by Capt. John Foster Williams of Boston. In June of that year 
the " Protector " had an engagement with the British ship " Admiral Duff," 
and captured her. While on a second cruise on the " Protector" (1781), he 
was in the engagement with the English vessels the " Roebuck" and " May- 
day," was severely wounded and captured with his vessel and her officers and 
crew, carried to Halifax, Nova Scotia, a prisoner of war, where he was de- 
tained six months. Upon being released toward the close of the year he 
enlisted on the frigate " Deane " (December, 1781), was transferred to the 
" Alliance " a lew days later, and set sail on her December 25th (1781), 
for L'Orient, France, having on board as passengers the 3Iarquis de la 
Fayette and the Count de Noalles. As is well known, the " Alliance," 
which was thought to be the finest ship in the American navy, was at this 
time commanded by Capt. John Barry. After leaving her distinguished 
passengers at L'Orient, she proceeded upon a successful cruise, lighting, as is 
claimed, the last battle of the war for American independence upon either 
land or sea. Thomas Osborne, as appears by his sworn statement, served 
on this gallant ship (ill nhe went out of commission in March, 1783, and 
thus served, including his six months' imprisonment, a period of seven 
years and about nine months. He died at Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 
1837, at the advanced ago of seventy-nine years, having entered the army 
at the age of seven teen years. 

280 D union Family. [July, 


By Zoetii S. Eldhedqe, Esq., of Sun Francisco, Cal. 

In 1C47 there lived in the town of Reading, Mass., Robert and Samuel 
Dunton. They were, perhaps, brothers ; they may have been father and 
son. They were among the earliest settlers, and came to Reading from 
Lynn. Robert was a selectman of the town from 1647 to 1C49. 

Samuel Dunton married Hannah (or Anna), daughter of Henry and 
Margaret Felch. He died in Reading, October 9, 1083. 

Children, born in Reading : 

2. i. Samuel, 2 b. Oct. 15, 1647; m. Sarah Kendall. 

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 1649-50; m. Thomas Williams. 

iii. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 1G, 1G55-6; m. (1) Sarah , (2) Abigail Lilley, 

(3) Abigail Richardson. 
iv, Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1658; m. Nathaniel Evans. 
v. Sarah, b. March 28, 1GG0. 
vi. Maky, b. March 5, 1661; d. in Andover Feb. 17, 1774. "An old 

vii. Ruth, b. April 4, 1663. 

and perhaps 
viii. John, 
ix. Thomas. 

2. Samuel 2 Dunton (Samuel 1 ), born in Reading, October 15, 1G47; 

married in Reading June 17, 1673, Sarah, daughter of Deacon 

■ j Thomas and Rebecca Kendall. She was born in Reading, June 22, 

• 1653. Samuel Dunton was a soldier of King Philip's war, and 

served under Captain Thomas Wheeler in the expedition against 

the Nipmucks, to Quabaug (Brookheld), and to Groton. He died 

before 1705, and his widow married — Richardson. 

Children, born in Reading : 

3. i. Samuel, 3 b. July 17, 1674 ; m. Anna- 

ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 22, 1676-7; m. Thomas Frost, 

iii. RifiBKpCA, b. Feb. 13, 1678-9; d. in young womanhood, 

iv. Ebenezer, b. April 29, 1681 ; removed to Roxbury. 

v. Thomas, b. Oct. 9, 1683; d. Nov. 9, 1683. 

3. Samuel Dunton (Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born in Reading, July 17, 1674 ; 

died in Woburn, Mass., about 1705; married Anna . I 

know but little of him, and have been unable to learn who his wife 
was. His children were placed under the guardianship of their 
mother in 1705, the father being dead. 
Children : 

i. Rkbecca, 4 b. about 1698. 
4. ii. Samuel, b. about 1699; m. Deborah Pierce. 

4. Samuel 4 Dunton (Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born about 1699; 

married in Woburn, September 25, 1722, Deborah, daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Mary (Read) Pierce. She was born in Woburn, Decem- 
ber 5, 1700, and died in Wrentham, Mass., August 8, 17G2. Her 
father, Benjamin Pierce, was the son of Sergeant Thomas Pierce, 
and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Ryce and Arrold Cole. Her 
mother, Mary Read, was the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Peirco) 
Read, and was born in Woburn, October 15, 1070. Samuel Dun- 
ton resided in Woburn, probably on the place bought by his father, 


1900.] Dunton Family. 287 

and inherited from him. In 1722 he bought a 27-acre lot of 
Samuel Fierce. On May 27, 1728, he sold the property inherited 
from his father, together with the twenty-seven acres bought from 
Samuel Pierce — a dwelling house and ninety acres of land — for 
JC170, and removed to Wrentham. 
Children : 

6. i. Samuel, 5 b. in Woburn, June 27, 1723; m. Sarah Bennett. 

i. Debobah, b. in Woburn, Jan. 1, 1721-5; m. Ebenezer Lawrence. 

ii. Kehkcca, b. in Woburn, Dec. 20, 172G ; m. Capt. Jonathan Whitney. 

v. Thomas, b. in Wrentham, May 17, 1729; d. Jan. 21, 1719-50. 

v. KiiKNKZiCR, b. in Wrentham, March 19, 1730-31; m. Bulah Cheney, 

vi. Benjamin, b. in Wrentham, Feb. 8, 1732. 

vii. Geksiiom, b. in Wrentham, Feb. 8, 1734-5. 

viii. Jesse, b. in Wrentham, March 27, 1737. 

ix. Sarah, b. in Wrentham, Sept. 3, 1739; m. Ebenezer Tucker. 

x. Molley, b. in Wrentham, March 5, 1741; d. Aug. 6, 1741. 

xi. Jeiiusha, b. in Wrentham, Nov. 12, 1746. 

5. Samuel 6 Dunton (Samuel,* Samuel, 8 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born in 

Woburn, June 27, 1723; died in Wrentham, October 28, 1748; 
married in Wrentham, March 15, 1747-8, Sarah Bennett. I do 
not know who she was. I have searched far and wide for her, but, 
so far, in vain. The Wrentham records state that Samuel Dunton 
was killed by the fall of a tree. His widow, Sarah, married again, 
in Wrentham, October 27, 1757, Josiah Holmes of Ashford, Conn. 

6. i. Samuel, 6 b. in Wrentham, Nov. 20, 1748; m. (1) Lois Pearl, (2) 
Lavina Marcy. 

6. Samuel 6 Dunton (Samuel, 5 Samuel, 4 Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

born in Wrentham, November 30, 1748; died in Willington, Conn., 
May 1, 1813; married, first, in Willington, August 7, 1771, Lois, 
daughter of Captain Timothy and Dinah (Holt) Pearl. She was 
born in Willington, April 21, 1753, and died there July 15, 1788. 
Her mother, Dinah Holt, was born in Windham, Conn., March 17, 
1727, and was the daughter of Captain Joshua and Ketrurah (Holt) 
Holt. Ketrurah was the daughter of Henry and Sarah (Ballard) 
Holt of Andover, Mass., and Sarah Ballard, wife of Henry Holt, 
was the daughter of William Ballard of Andover. Captain Joshua 
Holt was the 6on of Nicholas 2 (Nicholas 1 ) Holt of Andover, and 
Mary Russell (daughter of Robert) his wife. Captain Timothy 
Pearl, the father of Lois (Pearl) Dunton, was born in Windham, 
October 24, 1723, and died in Willington, October 19, 1789. He 
i was the son of Timothy and Elizabeth (Stevens) Pearl of Andover, 
and grandson of John Pearl from Skidby, Yorkshire, England, and 
Elizabeth Holmes (daughter of Richard of Rowley), his wife. 
Elizabeth Stevens, wife of Timothy Pearl, was the daughter of 
Nathan and Elizabeth (Abbot) Stevens. Elizabeth Abbot was the 
youngest daughter of George Abbot, the iirst, of Andover, and 
Hannah Chandler (daughter of William), his wife. Nathan Stevens 
was the son of Lieutenant John Stevens, who died in the service in 
1689, at Casco, and Hannah Barnard (daughter of Robert), his 
wife. After the death of his first wife, Samuel Dunton married, 
second, in Willington, December 4, 1788, Lavina, daughter of 
Zcbediah and Priscilla (Morris) Marcy. Samuel Dunton was born 
thirty-two days after the tragic death of his father. For nine years 

288 John Hammond of Lavenham. [July, 

tho mother and son lived in Wrentham, and then she married Josiah 
Holmes, and wont to live with him in Ashford, taking her father- 
less boy with her. For a time they lived in Ashford, and then re- 
moved to Stafford, Conn., where the boy grew up. That Holmes 
proved a kind step-father to the little fellow is evidenced by the fact 
that Samuel named his third child Josiah, for his mother's husband. 
I do not know when he came to Willington, but it was probably 
some time previous to his first marriage. lie bought a place in 
East Willington, and the house he built is still standing. Samuel 
Dunton was a man who fully realized his responsibilities and lived 
up to them. He held to the end the respect and esteem of his fel- 
low men. Brought up to the trade of blacksmith, he maintained 
himself and supported his family by honest toil. He was a deacon 
of the church, and was also church clerk. From 1790 to 1809 he 
represented his district in the Connecticut Legislature, at a time 
when to be selected for such a position was a mark of distinction. 
He was a justice of the peace and an associate justice of the county 
court. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and was a sergeant of 
the Sixth Company, Third Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade. He 
joined the battalion when it was raised, in June, 177G, and served 
until it was dismissed in December of that year. He saw service 
under Washington in New York city, and his battalion was caught 
in the retreat from the city September 15th, and suffered some loss. 
It was engaged also at the battle of White Plains, October 28th. 
Children, all born in Willington. By first wife, Lois Pearl : 

i. Amasa, 7 b. Jan. 5, 1722; m. Mary Taylor. 

ii. Leonard, b. March 20, 1774; cl. Oct. 29, 1775. 

iii. Josiah, b. Nov. 20, 1777. Living, in 1855, in Cambridge, N. Y. 

iv. Sarah, b. Dec. 8, 1779. 

v. Leonard, b. July 2, 1782. 

vi. Lois, b. Oct. 4, 1784; rii. Zoeth Eldredge. 

vii. Samuel, b. Dec. 13, 1787; d. June 2, 1798. 

By second wife, Lavina Marcy : 

viii. Ralph, b. Nov. 19, 1792; d. Jan. 14, 1793. 

ix. Lodicea, b. Sept. 22, 1794; m. Joseph Merrick. 

x. Eliza, b. April 12, 1801 ; m. Orrin Holt. 


Contributed by F. S. Hammond, Esq., of Oneida, N.T. 

John Hammond, the clothier of Lavenham, County of Suffolk, Eng- 
land, was born between 1500 and 1520, probably at Melford, as his father 
appears to have been living there before 1517. No record of his birth has 
been found, and there is nothing to show his age at the time of his death 
in 1551. It is evident, however, that his children were all young at tho 
time, and the fact that his widow survived him for twenty-six years would 
indicate that he was a comparatively young man at the time of his death. 

The dates of births of his children cannot be found, but William was 
probably the eldest son, although there is no positive evidence to prove that 
he was the eldest child. He is mentioned first in his father's will, and is 
named with his mother as executor of the will, which would indicate that 



1000.] First Church of Hockiny ham, Vt. 289 

ho was older than his brother Thomas; hut to Thomas is left tho house in 
Mel ford, while William appears to have received only £5. 

Tho fact that William was named with his father in tho deed of trust, 
given below, would seem to establish the fact of his being the eldest son. 

The following abstract of John's will was furnished by Major Henry C. 
Maiden, a brother-in-law of Rev. Canon Thomas Scott, Rector of Laven- 
ham, in 18ii7, and is dated Dec. 22, 1550: 

*• I Johu llamond, of Lavenham, Clothier" &c. 

Item, I give aud bequeathe to Allies my weif £30. 

Item, I |j;ivo and bequeathe to Will'" llamond my sonne £5, to be paide hym 
at the age of 21 yeres. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to Elizabeth, Margaret, aud Johane, my daughters, 
to every one of them £6. 8s 4d, to be palde them at the age of 21 yeres. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to Thomas llamond, my sonne my house in Mel- 
ford, late John Hamonde my (Fathers, holdyn by copye of Courte ltolle now of 
my Lady Mary's grace, to enter at the age of 21 yeres. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to my said sonne Thomas £4. 

I appoint my wyfe Agues aud my sonne Will 1 " executors of this my last Will. 
Proved at Lambeth, Juue 5, 1551. 

The following is a copy of the deed of trust mentioned above, dated July 
25, 1548, in which one William Page of Braudeston, near Lavenham, con- 
veys a copse and meadow to twenty-live trustees for tho good of the poor 
of Lavenham for ever. 

Indenture at Lavenham Rector. 

' • ■ r 

Omnibus X u fldelibus ad quos hoc presens carta Indentata perve'int Will 
Page de Lavenham. Salutem in Duo sempiternam. Sciatis me prefatum W m 
Page dimisisse, tradidisse, feofasse et hac presenti carta inea indentata contir- 
masse Will Rysbie, Generoso Roberto llisbie, Thome Risbie et Georgio Risbie 
nliis dicti Willi Rysbie, Marteno Sudeley Generoso et Marteno lllio suo, Willo 
Grorrte et Willo lllio suo, Rogero Grome et Thome iilio suo, Thome Sexteyn, 
Georgio Pye et Georgio lllio suo, Roberto Critost, Johni Whattoke, cloth- 
maker, et John! lllio suo Willo Cawston, Alano Sexleyn, Johni Warde, Roberto 
Briu wyn, Johni Hamonde et Willo Hamonde lllio suo, Roberto Lynche, Hugoni 
Houthill, Edwo Prykke et Willo Rockeley unam peciam prati voeatam Brau- 
deston medowe, et unam peciam bosci voc m Braudeston Grove cum suis per- 
tbientibus in villa de Lavenham predicta. Quae quidam pecio prati et bosci 
erunt ad pauperes sustentandos infra villa de Lav" 1 predict in perpetuum. In 
onmis rei testimonium huic presenti carte iuctentate sigillum meum opposui. 
Datum vicesimo quinto die July Anno regis Edwardi Sexti dei Gra Anglie 
lVrancle et Hiberne Regis lidel Defensoris et in terra Auglicane et Hiberne 
Ecclesle Capitis secuudo. 

(Signed) per me Will™ Page 

(Endorsed) Possessio et status data est in prrcsens Johuui Waren Nicholas 
Waren Thome — (illegible) Johui Vale cum multis aliis 

2 Edw6 1548 



Copied by Thomas Bellows Peck, Esq., of Walpole, N. H. 
{Continued from page 202.] 


Sept. 4. Chh Met according to appointment & Voted 

1. that the Chh Covenant Stand without any Alterations & no Adult 
LNusons bo admitted to lVivelodgos & taken under the Watch & Cure 
of the Chh without promising an Attendance on the Lord's Table. . 

290 First Church of Rockingham, Vt. [July, 

2. that persons having own'd the Covenant elsewhere Residing among 
us, may receive Priveledges in this Chh even while they do not 
come to the Table of the Lord So Long as in the Judgment of 
Charity, the Chh can suppose they are endeavouring to remove their 
Scruples as to Coming to the Table of the Lord, & in other Re- 
spects live answerable to a Christian Profession 

3. Voted that the Pastor desire of Brother Joseph Wood the Reasons 
of his Still absenting from the Lord's Table. 

Sept. 8. Married Charles Richards Jun 1 ' & Molly Arwin of Rockingham 

Sept. 13. Receiv'd Hannah Smith of Chester into the Chh having been 
Propounded, & Baptiz'd her. 

Sept. 20. Baptiz'd Mercy Daughter of Peter & Mercy Evans. 

Sept. 27. Receiv'd Bethiah Dutton into the Chh. also Baptiz'd Rufus & 
Mercy Children of Isaac & Stoell also Ralph Parker Son of Eleazer 

& Ruth Stearns. 

Oct. 4. Baptiz'd William Anson Son of John & Esther Chandler also 
David Lydia Bathsheba & Sarah Children of Thomas & Susanna Stone 

Oct. 13. Baptiz'd John King Son of John & Martha Lovell, & Perley 
Son of Thomas & Bethiah Dutton. Chh Tarried Voted to Comply with 
the Request of Westminster Chh & Chose Elias Olcott with the Pastor to 
join in Council there 

Nov. 1. Cnh Tarried after Publick Worship, the Result of the Council 
at Westminster was Read, and the Chh were further inform'd as to what 
appear'd to be the Opinion of that Council as to Several matters that cam© 
under their Consideration. 

Dec. 10. Married Eli Evans & Hannah Larcum of Rockingham 


Jan. 17. Baptiz'd Thomas Son of Abraham & Sawyer, also Abi- 

gail Daughter of Jabez & Persis Sargeants at Chester. 

Jan. 24. Married Samuel Stafford as he Called himself a Stranger & 
Abigail Fuller of Rockingham. 

May 9. Baptiz'd David Son of Colburn & Elenor Preston. 

May 23. Baptiz'd Sarah Daughter of William & Elisabeth Stearns 

June 21 Married Benjamin Williams of Charlestown & Polly Lovell 
of Rockingham. 

Juno 22. Married Mosos Allen of Greenfield & Mary Larrabee of 

July 4. Baptiz'd Lucinda Daughter of Fairbanks & Esther Moors also 
read the Confession of Eli & Hannah Evans & propounded them to the Chh. 

July 25. Receiv'd Eli & Hannah Evans into the Chh. also Baptiz'd 
Jesse Son of Eli & Hannah Evans. 

Aug. 8. Baptiz'd Annice Daughter of Caleb & Elisabeth Church. 

Aug. 22. Baptiz'd Betsi & Daniel Children of Moses & Jerusha Marsh, 
also Zebulon Son of Jonathan & Eunice Burr. 

Aug. 29. Chh Tarried & appointed a Chh Meeting Sept. 3 d . 

Sept. 3. Chh met according to appointment. Jacob Pease & Wife ex- 
hibiting a Recommendatory Letter were receiv'd into the Chh — Brother 
Joseph Wood inform'd the Chh that his having absented from the Lord's 
Table was on account of the Difficulties of Publick Affairs & that he had 
tho't it to be a greater evil for him to partake than Absent, but that he 
was now Sensible of his having no Scripture Rule to Justify his absenting, 
desiring the Chh to overlook his Neglect & that he might again Commune 
with us 


1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 291 

Voted tliat the Chh is Satisfied herewith. 

As Some were dissatisfied with Deac Evans, the Vote was put Whether 
the Chh were Satisfied with him, passed in the Affirmative Deac Evans re- 
quested to he dismissed from Serving in the Office of Deacon. It was put 
to Vote whether the Chh would dismiss him. passed in the negative. 

Sept. 5. Baptiz'd Samuel & Anna Children of Ebenezer & Anna Pat- 
terson also Bethiah Daughter of Thomas & Bethiah Dutton at Evening. 
Married Jonathan Fuller & Rhoda Pease, also Elijah Knights & Mercy 
Fuller, all of Rockingham. 

Sept. 1G. Married Josiah White & Elisabeth Pulsipher of Rockingham 

Sept. 2G. Chh Tarried a Complaint of Nathaniel Davis against Deac 11 
Evans was Read, & after some Consideration the Question was put whether 
the Complaint should lie in the Chh without acting upon it at present in 
the manner as therein Desir'd, pass'd in the Affirmative It was then pro- 
posal that a Committee should be Chosen such as would be Satisfactory to 
the Parties to hear the matter in Dispute, the Parties then acquiesced in 
the Method & pitched upon five of the Brethren for the Committee, the 
Question was then put whether these Viz. Jehiel Webb, Jacob Pease Elias 
Olcott, Ebenezer Fuller & Joseph Wood Should be the Committee for the 
Purpose al'ores'd pass'd in the affirmative. 

Octob. 3. Chh Tarried & the Committee Reported that having heard the 
Evidences the Complaint of Nathaniel Davis against Deacon Evans was 
not supported, the Question was put whether the Chh would act any fur- 
ther upon the Complaint, pass'd in the Negative. 

Octob. 4. Married Nathaniel Miner & Mary Camp of Rockingham 

Octob. 18. Married M 1 ' McKenzie to the Widow Lois Spencer of 

Nov. 7. Baptiz'd Mary Daughter of Jehiel & Mary Webb.— Chh Tar- 
ried & Brother Ebenezer Fuller inform'd the Chh that he desir'd hi3 
Daughter Abigail's Children might be baptiz'd upon his Account Chh 
Voted to Consider on it 

Nov. 14. Chh Tarried when the Chh were inform'd of the Desire of 
Docf Reuben Jones & his Wife to be propounded to the Chh & join in 
full Communion, but that Doct 1 ' Reuben Jones would not give an Assent to 
the Covenant, which was Customary to be assented to by Persons before 
they are roeeiv'd into full Communion if the Chh insisted upon it as a term 
of Communion, but if it was only desir'd of him by the Chh as a favour, he 
was ready to do it, he being present further explain'd himself & gave his 
Reasons before the Chh, & the Chh Voted that the Matter rest for Con- 

Nov. 28. Chh Tarried after Divine Service when a draught of a Letter 
was read to be Consider'd whether they would send it to Doct r Jones, the 
Chh acted nothing upon it. but appointed a Chh Meeting to be on the 15 
of December 

Dec. 5. Married Nathan Wright & Thankful Eastman of Rockingham 

Dec. 7. Married Benjamin Harris of Iladley & Hannah Galusha of 

Dec 15. Chh Met according to appointment at M r Whitings 

1. Put to Vote Whether Brother Ebenezer Fuller might have his 
Daughter Abigails Children baptiz'd upon his & his Wives account, 
in the method he desired pass'd in the negative. 

2. Doct r Reuben Jones being Present, Such matters were treated of 
in Conversation as were Satisfactory on both Sides. . 




292 First Church of Rockingham, Vt. [July, 


Feb. 7. Married William Stowell & Phebe Sartwell both of Walpole < 
Feb. 13. Receiv'd Reuben & Eunice Jones into the Chh & baptiz'd 
John Son of Reuben & Eunice Jones also Betsi Lane Daughter of Lemuel 
& Sargeants. 

Mar. 5. Chh tarried after Publick Worship & it was ask't whether the 
Chh would Act upon a Verbal Complaint of Deac n Evans, — the Motion 
was made & the Question was put whether the Chh would Establish it as a 
Rule to act upon no Complaints unless they were written pass'd in the 

March 7. Baptiz'd Abiel Danghter of Isaiah & Dorcas Johnson at 
their house, being Sick, present Jabez Sargents & Jabez Jun r 
April 2. Baptiz'd Mary Daughter of Samuel & Mary Whiting 
April 12. Married Abel White & Hannah Closson of Rockingham. 
April 16. Chh tarried & appointed a Chh Meeting on Wednesday 26th 
April 23 on account of Fast appointed Chh Meeting 27th 
-April 27. Chh Met according to appointment & inform'd M r Davis of 
their uneasiness with him for Continuing his Contention with Deac' Evans, 
& in not resting Satisfied with the doings of the Chh in respect to Him. 
after some time, according to a proposal made. Deac. Evans Said before the 
Chh that if he had injur'd M r Davis any way in his Name or Estate he 
was sorry for it. & meant to treat M r Davis's Character with Brotherly 
Tenderness which was Satisfactory to M r Davis. M r Davis also Said 
before the Chh & to the Chh that he was Sensible that upon Provocations 
he had fallen into unbecoming Passions & in his Expressions had broken 
good Rules, & wherein he had given occasion of offence to the Chh he was 
sorry therefor desir'd that it might be overlook't & their prayers for him ; 
the Vote was then Call'd whether it was Satisfactory to the Chh pass'd in 
the Affirmative. 

May 1 4. Baptiz'd Anne Daughter of Charles & Irene Richards 
May 21 Baptiz'd Naomi Daughter of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley 
July 30 Baptiz'd Hannah Daughter of Eli & Hannah Evans. 
Aug. 14 Married Nath 1 Davis Jun r & Lydia Herod of Rockingham 
Octob. 15. Baptiz'd Daniel Son of Colborn & Elenor Preston. 
Nov. 9. Married Asher Evans of Rockingham & Lecta Sartwell of 

Nov. 26. Propounded Timothy & Rebecca Walker. 
Dec. 17. Chh Tarried & Convers'd something in regard to having a 
Sacrament, then Voted that Jacob Pease & Jehiel Webb with the Pastor 
be a Committee to go & See Sister Elenor Preston to make some Enquiry 
&, give Some Advice as they shall see fit. 

Dee. 24 Receiv'd into the Chh Timothy & Rebecca Walker. 


Jan 5. Chh Tarried after Lecture & Voted 1 Satisfied with the Doings 
of the Committee Chosen to Converse witli M r8 Preston 2dly that in Con- 
sequence of her becoming reconciled to her Husband the Chh is Satisfied 
& in Charity with her. 

Jan. 23. Married Elijah Lovell of Rockingham & Abigail Goldsbury of 

Jan 25. Married Frederick Reed & Lovisa Pease of Rockingham. 

March 15. At a Lecture at Chester baptiz'd Lucy Daughter of Timothy 
& Betty Olcott. also Lines Son of Jabez & Persis Sargeauts & Abigail 
Daughter of Abiel & Mary Barnes 


1900.] First Church of Roclcinghum, Vt. 293 

April 29. Baptiz'd Vryling Son of John & Martha Lovell. 

May 27. Baptiz'd Washington Son of Timothy & Rebecca Walker & 
Sarah Daughter of Ebenezer & Rachel Albee. 

May 3.1. Married Ebcnezer Stoell & Parmela Whitney of Rockingham 

Jane H Baptized Ira Son of Jehiel & Mary Webb. 

June 23. Married Leonard Heed & Esther Gould of Rockingham 

July 19 Married Elisha Wright of Rutland & Judith Wright of Rock- 

July 3. Baptiz'd Eli Son of Reuben & Eunice Jones. 

July 22. Baptiz'd Sabra Daughter of Oliver & Hannah Lovell. 

July 29. Baptiz'd Olive Daughter of Daniel & Olive Edson. 

August 19. John Ellis wan Propounded to the Chh. 

Aug. 20 Lecta Evans was propounded to the Chh. 

Aug. 31. Chh Tarried after Lecture & receiv'd into their Communion 
Daniel & Olive Edson being recommended from Bridgwater Chh. 

Sept 2. Receiv'd John Ellis & Lecta Evans into the Chh also Phebe 
Stoell made publiek Confession & was propounded to the Chh. 

Sept. 9. Baptiz'd Charlotte, Samuel, Polly & Chloe Children of John 
& Urana Ellis. — also propounded Elisabeth Fuller to the Chh. 

Oetob. 21. Baptiz'd Salome Daughter of Caleb & Elisabeth Church 

Oetob. 28. Reeeiv'd Phebe Stoell into the Chh. 

Oetob. 30, Baptiz'd by M r Houston Jane Daughter of George & Nancy 
McMurphy & Susanna Smith Daughter of Ebenezer & Anne Patterson. 

Nov. 4. Baptiz'd Parthenia Daughter of Elias & Sibbel Olcott. 

Nov. 18. Mercy Knights Wife of Elijah Knights made confession & 
was propounded to the Chh. 

Dec. 11. Chh Meeting & the Chh Voted to Comply with the request of 
the Chh in Cornish & send their Pastor & Delegates to join in Ecclesiastical 
Council & Chose Jacob Pease & John Lovell Delegates. 

Dec. 15. Married Benjamin Parker & Rachel Weatherbee late of 

Dec. 1G. Receiv'd Mercy Knights into the Chh. 

Dec. 2 J. Married Josiah Griswold of Walpole & Susanna Simonds of 

Dec. 30. Receiv'd into the Chh Elisabeth Fuller, Brother Joseph 
Wood & Nathaniel Davis Publickly objecting against it. a Vote was 
taken, four or more of those Present holding up their hands for it, & 
none holding up their hands when the Contrary was put. 


Feb. 10. Married Sam 1 Smith of Amherst & Sabra Debelle of Charls- 

Feb. 17. Baptiz'd Simeon Son of Elijah Knights & Mercy, a Chh 
Meeting was appointed on Friday Feb. 22 d 

Feb. 22. Chh met, according to appointment, when it being propos'd to 
Brother Joseph Wood to inform the Chh what was his Uneasiness, he 
Said he was uneasy with the Chh for receiving Elisabeth Fuller into Com- 
munion, the Chh hearing his reasons to Convince them they had done 
Wrong some proposals were made to him which were not satisfactory, 
the Question being mov'd was put whether the Chh are Satisfied with the 
Proceedings on Lord's Day December 30th in Receiving Elisabeth Fuller 
into Communion, passed in the affirmative. 

March 24. A Chh Meeting was appointed on the 28th 
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204 First Church of Rockingham, Vt. [July, 

March 28. Chh Met according to appointment, when a Complaint of 
Brother Nathaniel Davis & a Complaint of Brother John Lovell against 
each other were read, & the Chh proceeded to act in the following manner 

1 The Question was put whether the Chh will act upon the Complaint 
of Brother Davis against Brother Lovell pass'd in the affirmative. 

2. The Question was put whether it appears to the Chh that Brother 
Davis by the Evidence exhibited has supported his Complaint against M r 
Lovell. pass'd in the Negative. 

3 The Question was put whether the Chh will act upon the Complaint 
of Brother Lovell against M r Davis pass'd in the Affirmative. 

Brother Davis declaring that he had no objection against the Chhs pro- 
ceeding to act on the affair at this meeting more than at any future time, 
the Chh proceeded to act. 

i. the Question was put whether it appears to the Chh by the Evidence 
exhibited that Brother Lovell has Supported his Complaint pass'd in the 

5. Voted that the Chh Meeting be adjourned to the first Monday in 

April 7. Propounded to the Chh William Harris 

April 11. Married Isaac Stearns & Jane White of Rockingham 

May 5 Receiv'd William Harris into the Chh. 

May G. Chh Met according to Adjournment. . 

1 The Question was put whether Peter Evans & Elias Olcott shall 
Continue Deacons, of the Chh, & whether Deacon Evans on account of his 
Age & Infirmities shall be excus'd from providing for & Serving at the 
Table as he requests, pass'd in the Affirmative. 

2 Chose Jacob Pease for a third Deacon. 

the Meeting was then adjourned till next Sabbath Evening 

May D. Married Ephraim Guild of Chester & Phiiena Wright of 

May PJ. Chh Tarried according to adjournment, when a Draught of 
an Admonition was read & 

The Question was put whether the Pastor should send this Admonition to 
Brother Nathaniel Davis in the Name of the Chh pass'd in the Affirmative. 

May 20. Baptiz'd Electa Daughter of Asher & Electa Evans. 

May 2D. Married Thomas Davenport & Zipporah Gay of Rock. 

June 0. Baptiz'd Lueinda Daughter of Phebe Stoell. 

June 10. Evening Married Elisha Knights & Phebe Stoell of Rock 

June 20. Married John Baker & Experience Gibbs, William Stearns & 
Lydia Glazier Ebenezer Pulsipher & Unity Reed all of this Town. 

June 30. Propounded Jonas Ilazeltine to the Chh. also at Evening 
Married Daniel Richards & Sally Field of Rockingham 

July 21 Baptiz'd Sapphira Daughter of Sylvanus & Naomi Kingsley 

Aug. 4. Baptiz'd Patty daughter of & Johnson. 

Aug. 18. Propounded to the Chh Sarah the Wife of John Cooper. 

Sept. 1. Chh tarried after Divine Service & upon hearing & consider- 
ing the Request of Brother Nathaniel Davis comply'd therewith & Voted 
to the Matter of M r Davis Grievance to the Association, & Chose the 
Deacons with the Pastor to represent the matter in behalf of the Chh to 
them At the Meeting of the Association but two Ministers were Present 
viz M r Goodhue & M r Williams who declin'd attending to the Matter or 
giving their Advice. 


1900.] First Church of liocMnghwn, Vt. 295 

Sopt 15. Baptiz'd Elijah Son of Ebenczcr & Rachel Alboo also pro- 
pounded Vashti Evans to tho Chh. 

Sept 22 Receiv'd Sarah Cooper into the Chh 

Nov. 10. Received Vashti Evans into the Chh. & Baptiz'd Eli Son of 
Eli & Hannah Evans. 

Dec. 22. Propound Priscilla Pulsipher to tho Chh 

Chh tarried Head a Draught of a Letter to Thomas Chandler Jabez 
Sargeants & others in Chester. Voted that it be sent. 

2. Voted that Deac. Pease Jehiel Webb Peter Evans Jun r William 
Simonds & Daniel Edson bo a Committee to Confer with Brother Joseph 
Woods «& with. Jonas Ilazeltine. 


January 26. Itaptiz'd Abigail Daughter of Samuel & Mary Whiting 
Chh tarried, the Committee Chosen to Confer with Joseph Woods & 
Jonas Ilazeltine make Report to the Chh. 

1 The Question was put whether the Chh were willing to Receive 
Jonas Ilazeltine into Communion, it was no vote being a tie. 

2 Whether the Chh were Satisfied that the Chh Covenant Should 
stand as it does passed in the ailirmative 

A Draught of a Second Admonition to M r Davis was read 

3. Voted that the Pastor send this Second Admonition to M r Davis in 
tho Name of the Chh. 

April 20. Chh tarried Read to them a Letter from Thomas Chandler 
Clerk of the Chh in Chester. & a draught of answer to the Chh in Ches- 
ter. Voted that it be sent. 

April 27. Baptiz'd John Son of John & Urana Ellis 

May 4. Baptiz'd Martha Daughter of John & Martha Lovell. Pro- 
pounded Rhoda Fuller to the Chh. 

May 11. Receiv'd Priscilla Pulsipher into the Chh. 

May IS. Appointed a Chh Meeting to be on Wednesday 21 Instant 

May 21 Chh met according to appointment. M r Davis being under 
the Admonition of the Chh. desir'd that the Chh would join with him in 
Calling a Council to hear & advise as to his Matter of grievance. 

1 Voted to Call a Council of Neighbouring Chhs for this purpose viz 
Chariest own Walpole & Westminster, these being agreed to by M r Davis. 

2. Made Choice of Deac Pease M r Edson & Peter Evans Jun r with the 
Pastor to be a Committee with M r Davis to Send the Letters Missive. 

3. Made choice of the three Deacons John Lovell Daniel Edson & 
Peter Evans Jun r with the Pastor as a Committee to prepare matters to 
lay before the Council. 

4 the (Question was put whether the Chh were willing to dismiss & 
Recommend Brother Joseph Wood to any Chh of our Communion, upon 
their being Satistied that he has attended on Publick Worship & Ordi- 
nances in such Chh for some considerable time Pass'd in the Affirmative 

June 29. Receiv'd Rhoda Fuller into the Chh. also Baptiz'd Elisabeth 
Stoell & Samuel Woods Children of David & Priscilla Pulsipher 

July 6. After Publick Worship Brother Nathaniel Davis desiring the 
Congregation to Stop, read to them a paper in these Words or nearly. If 
I have said any thing that has given just Occasion of Offence to any in this 
Chh I am sorry for it. 

July G. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship 

1 The Question was put, whether the Pastor be directed to Examine 
particularly all that offer themselves to be propounded to the Chh as to 


2% First Ohtcrch of Rockingham, Vt. [July, 

their Sentiments respecting Infant Baptism & if they do not hold to Infant 
Baptism as it is generally held to in the Congregational Chhs, & do not 
thiuk it their Duty to bring their Children to Baptism in Infancy, that it 
be mention'd to the Clih when they are propounded, & if they are receiv'd 
into the Chh be matter of Record, pass'd in the affirmative. 

2. The Question was put whether the Chh would receive Jonas Hazle- 
tine into their Communion & under their Watch & Care, & that it be Re- 
corded that he didn't hold to Infant Baptism. Pass'd in the Affirmative. 

3. Receiv'd Sarah Roundy into the Chh being recommended from the 
Chh in Ware. 

July 27. Receiv'd Jonas Hazletine into the Chh, also Baptiz'd Eben- 
ezer & Mary Children of Jonathan & Rhoda Fuller. 

August 3. Baptiz'd Elisabeth Daughter of Lemuel & Sargeants 

August 14 Married David Campbell & Amela Johnson of Rockingham. 

August 20 Daniel Edson & Elenor Richards appear'd & he took her 
as his Wedded Wife & she took Him as her Wedded Husband. 

Aug st 24. Baptiz'd Hannah Daughter of Jehiel & Mary Webb Chh 
tarried read a Confession of M 1 ' Davis Chh Voted it Satisfactory 

Sept 7 Baptiz'd Abigail Daughter of John & Whitney 

October 26 Baptiz'd Lynde &' Polly Children of William & Susanna 
Simonds. - 

December 14 Chh Tarried after Divine Service When a Complaint of 
Nathaniel Davis against John Lovell & others was read & another against 
Daniel Edson. 

1 Voted that the Chh would not act on the Complaint against John 
Lovell & others 

2. Voted that the Complaint against Daniel Edson lie for the Present 
& that M r Edson have further opportunity to make Satisfaction to the Chh, 
if he should see fit. 


Feb. 19. Chh met according to appointment at M r Whitings, the Meet- 
ing being open'd, M r Davis withdrew his Complaint against M r Edson, M r 
Edson having given him full Satisfaction 

May 2. a Chh Meeting was appointed to be on thursday following at 
the Meeting house, at 12 oClock, & an Invitation & Desire was made to 
the Congregation that any of them who had any matters which they de- 
sir'd to Communicate to the Chh,. or any grievances in respect to any of 
the Regulations of the Chh, that they would attend & be free in Opening 
their minds to the Chh. 

May G. Chh Met according to Appointment, when Some of the Con- 
gregation being present, they Made request to the Chh, that there might be 
a door Open for the Baptism of the Children of Such as had Scruples upon 
their minds about Coming to the Table of the Lord & yet were willing to 
enter into Covenant & put themselves under the Watch & Care of the Chh, 
& otfer'd further that they Consider'd this as a Priveledge which they had 
a right to Demand, as they understood that the Cambridge Platform was 
to be the Rule by which the Chh was to govern themselves by. After Con- 
siderable Conference, it was agreed upon that for the purpose of Coming 
to some mutual Agreement three members of the Chh should be Chosen to 
Join with three persons of the Congregation, as a Committee with the Pas- 
tor to devise & form some Rule of proceeding to be laid before the Chh, in 
order for their Acceptance, & voting it as a Rule of Proceeding in the Chh. 


1900.] First Church of Rockinc/ham, Vt. 297 

the Chh made Choice of Deac n Peas, Peter Evans Jun r & Jchicl Webb, to 
join with John Herod, Charles Richards &. Caleb Church, who were Chosen 
on the part of the Congregation, which Committee were to meet at the 
Rev 11 M r Whitings on thursday, the 27tb of May, at Noon. 

May 28 Chh Tarried & Voted to Dismiss & Recommend Elenor Pres- 
ton from this Chh to the Chh in Rutland. 

June 0. Chh Tarried after Divine Service & there was read to them 
the draught of a Vote agreed upon by the Committee Chosen for that pur- 
pose, & it was Voted that a Chh Meeting be appointed to Consider & Act 
upon the Same, & a Chh Meeting was appointed accordingly to be at the 
Meeting House on Tuesday the 15th of .lime Instant at one oClock in the 

June 15 Chh met according to Appointment & being open'd with 
Prayer, the Draught of a Vote under Consideration was again Read, when 
after Considerable Conference & Debate on the Matter, the Vote was put 
whether the Draught should be receiv'd & it pass'd in the Negative, there 
being a Considerable part that did 'nt Vote either way. after Considerable 
further Conference & Debate, the Question was put 

1 Whether the last Vote should be reconsider'd & pass'd in the Affir- 

2. Whether the Draught under Consideration should be adopted as a 
Rule of Proceeding in the Chh so long as the Chh perceiv'd any good 
effects of the Same & pass'd in the Affirmative. 

the Vote Pass'd is as follows. 

This Chh taking into Consideration the Uneasiness of Numbers of the 
Congregation & their request that they might enjoy a Supposed Prive- 
ledge of having the Ordinance of Baptism adrainistred to their Children, 
tho they do not Come up to the Table of the Lord & join in full Com- 
munion with the Chh — a liberty which is granted in many Chhs of our Com- 
munion tho not so generally as formerly 


1. That the Chh cannot Consider it to be a profession of Faith in 
Christ & Obedience to him, while a Reserve is made as to Coming up to 
the Sacrament of the Supper, & while there is no profession of Obedience 
to this Dying Command of the Saviour. 

2. That the Chh would Charitably Suppose that such Adult persons as 
had been Baptiz'd & thereby bro't into the Chh in their Infancy & of good 
Moral Behaviour, did not mean to renounce their Baptism, reject the Au- 
thority watch & Discipline of the Chh or Disclaim all Priveledges from it; 
by their neglect in not answering the Design of their early Baptism, even 
to profess faith in Christ & Obedience to Him & thereby make it Their 
own Act & Deed in a professed & publick manner 

S That the Chh are willing that Baptism be administered to the Chil- 
dren of all Such of whom they can have this Charitable Thot as mention'd 
in the preceding Vote & would desire their Pastor thus to practice. 

4 Voted that such as have been guilty of Moral Scandal do make 
Christian Satisfaction therefor in order to their receiving any Priveledge 
in the Way above mentioned. 

5 That the Applying for any Priveledge in the Chh shall be under- 
stood as an acknowledgment of the Authority of the Chh over such, as 
Apply & that it be Consider'd as an actual putting themselves under the 
Watch & Care of the Chh & that they receive Priveledges no longer than 
they submit to the Authority & Discipline of the Chh. 


208 First Church of Rockingham, Vt. [July* 

G. That Biich as do receive Baptism for their Children or any Prive- 
ledge in tlie Way above mentioned do make a Publick Profession of their 
Beleif of the Christian Religion, do acknowledge the Validity of their own 
Baptism in Infancy, & their Beleif of the Scriptural Right of Administr- 
ing Baptism to the Infants of such as are members of the Visible Chh, & 
the propriety of the Mode as practiced in our Chhs. that they promise to 
bring up their Children in the Nurture & Admonition of the Lord & will 
submit to the Discipline of the Chh exercis'd in a Reasonable & Gospel 

7. That the Pastor propound such as apply for receiving Priveledges 
at least one Week before they are received to Priveledges & he is desir'd & 
directed to enquire of all applying whether they have for some Reasonable 
term of time Statedly read Gods Word & pray'd in their Families, & care- 
fully attended on the Worship of God with their Families on the Lords 
Day & unless they can Answer in the Affirmative in these Points, not to 
propound them to Priveledges as without the Practice of these things the 
Chh cannot Consider that there is any kind of Security for the good Edu- 
cation of the Baptiz'd Children or any reasonable Expectation of it. 

8. Voted that inasmuch as there may be very particular Caution & Care 
needful, in directing persons who may apply for Priveledges, and as to 
propounding them to the Chh ; Agreable to the Desire of the Pastor the 
Chh do appoint a Committee of the Chh for his help & assistance, whom 
the Pastor may at any time call to his assistance in any matter of Doubt & 
to whom he may send any applying persons, to obtain their Consent in 
order to be propounded, & it is understood that the Committee assist the 
Pastor in any other matters ; & that this method be Continued in the Chh 
so long as the good Tendency & effects of it appear. 

9 that Daniel Edson, Jehiel Webb, & Deac n Jacob Pease be the Com- 
mittee for Purposes abovementioned so long as they shall be willing to 
afford their Service to the Pastor & Chh & mve satisfaction to the Chh 

July 10 Chh Tarried after Publick Worship & Voted that David 
Stanley, Jonas Hazeltine & Ebenezer Clark be mention'd to the Congre- 
gation to see if it is agreable to them that these assist with Mr. Webb in 
setting the Psalm & leading in singing. 

It was mentioned & no Objection made. 


Jan. 22. appointed Chh Meeting on 26 th 

Jan 20. Chh Met & adjourned till Sabbath Evening the 29 th after 
Publick Exercises. 

Jan 29. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship & there appearing to be 
such Objection against granting the Request of Deacon Jacob Peas & 
brother Ebenezer Fuller as to the Baptism of their grandchildren, that it 
was not thot adviseable to put the Vote and the Chh Meeting was dismiss'd 
without acting upon any thing. 

Feb. 26. the Confession of Jacob Peas Jun r was Read to the Chh & 

March 2G. read a Letter missive from Westminster Chh. 

1 Voted to send to Join in Council according to their request 

2. Voted that Deac" Peter Evans be Delegate for that Purpose. 

June 1 1. Chh Tarried, & Voted that Daniel Edson have a Certificate 
of his Regular Standing in this Chh. 

1900.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 299 

June 25. Chh & Congregation tarried after Publick Worship When 
Brother Daniel Edson preferred a Certificate from the Anabaptist Chh in 
Richmond as follows 

Richmond June 19 1786 

These may Certify that the first Baptist Chh of Christ in Richmond 
hath receiv'd Daniel Edson into Fellowship as a Christian, & to Baptism, 
& do Stand tteady to receive him to full Fellowship & Communion, as a 
member of this Church when he is Dismissal from the Chh where he now 

heloD ® Maturean Ballou 

Pastor of the Church 

Upon M r Edson Desiring a Dismission to Richmond Chh. a Form was 
read which was Voted & is Conceiv'd in these Words & Terms 

Rockingham June 26 th 1786 

Whereas Brother Daniel Edson having been Dismiss'd and recommended 
from the fourth Chh of Christ in Bridgwater was receiv'd into our Com- 
munion & under our Particular Watch some years past, these may Certify 
of his regular <& Christian Walk among Us so far as we know. And 
Whereas he has by a Certificate from Us apply'd to the Ana-Baptist Chh 
of Christ in Richmond & receiv'd Baptism there according to his Mind & 
has manifested his desire to Us of being Dismiss'd to S <1 Chh. these may 
Certify also that upon his being admitted into that Chh. we shall Consider 
him dismiss'd from Us, & no longer under our particular Watch & Care. 
Wishing him the Divine Presence & Blessing & that Grace Mercy Peace 
Love & Charity may be multiplied to you the Chh of Christ in Richmond 
Wo Subscribe Your Brethren in our Common Lord. 

Samuel Whiting 
To the Chh in Richmond. Pastor in the Name 

& by the Vote of the Chh 

2. Upon the Request of Sister Naomi Kingsley Voted that She have a 
Letter of Dismission & Recommendation to the Christian People where 
she lives. 

$, Upon the request of Sister Vashti Trott Voted that she have a Let- 
ter of Dismission <& Recommendation to the Chh of Christ in Walpole. 

Nov. 26, Chh Tarried after public Exercise & made Choice of Peter 
Evans Jun r to be one of their Committee, Daniel Edson having Left Us & 
Joined a Baptist Chh. also read to them a Complaint against the Pastor 
for Maladministration by Nath 1 Davis. 


Nov. 11. Communicated to the Chh a letter missive from the Chh of 
Christ in Reading Voted to Send to Assist in the Ordination of M r Sar- 
geants there & made Choice of Dea n Jacob Peas & Peter Evans Jun r as 
Delegates with the Pastor for that purpose. 

1788. Nov. 2 Communicated to the Chh a Letter Missive from the 
Chh & People in Thomlinson, & agreable to their desire Voted to Assist in 
the Ordination of M r Hall, & made Choice of Deac" Peter Evans as a 
Delegate with the Pastor for that Purpose. 

Nov. 2;}. Voted to dismiss & Recommend Brother George Wood & his 
Wife to Fitzburg Chh. 

300 First Church of Roclcingham y Vt. [July, 

1789. June 6. Communicated to the Chh a letter Missive from the 
Christian Catholic Society in Windsor. & agreable to there request Voted 
to Send a Delegate to assist in Council at the Ordination of M r Shuttles- 
worth & made Choice of Jehiel Webb Esq r as a delegate to go with the 


Nov. 21. Ebenezer Clark made public Confession of the Sin of Intem- 

1791 June 26. read a letter from Woodstock Chh desiring assistance 
by Pastor & Delegates to Sit in Council to hear their Difficulties & re- 
sult [?] thereon, the Chh Voted to Comply with their request & Chose 
Deac n Elias Olcott & Asher Evans Delegates, but upon their not being 
able to attend, made Choice of Ebenezer Fuller & David Stanley for Dele- 


July 7. Chh Tarried after Publick Worship & made Choice of M r 
Philip Davis as Chorister (with M r Stanley before Chosen) to the Chh. 

1794 Sept. 21. Chh Tarried & appointed a Church Meeting next 
thursday 2 oelock afternoon to Advise & Consult with M r Whiting as to 
the propriety & Expediency of his Asking a Dismission. Met according 
to appointment, but pass'd no Vote after Some Conference upon the Diffi- 
cult & unhappy Situation of the Town. It was generally thot best to 
make some further Trial, to see if unhappy prejudice might not more wear 
away, & a Spirit of Religion, of Charity & for Supporting Gospel Order & 
Worship, more take place 


()ctob r 25. Chh tarried & read to them a Letter from the Chh & Con- 
gregation in Wardsborough requesting to attend Ordination there Nov. 4 th 
Chh Voted to Send & Chose Jehiel Webb, & Ebenezer Fuller Delegates 


March 5 1798 the Chh met, being notified by a letter sent to each 
Member by the Pastor, being met at M r Whitings house, & the Meeting 
being opcn'd, the Pastor introduced the Conference & business, by reading 
the following Statement of facts & proposals for Consideration. 


I have Called you together without any particular request having been 
made therefor. And it may be expected that I open the Meeting, by Sug- 
gesting Some Reasons, & making some Statement of the Situation of the 
Chh. & the State of Religion among us, & the matters, which may be 
proper for the Chh to attend to. 

The Chh in this Town was gathered & Organized on the Day of my 
Ordination October 27 1773. It was Composed of the Pastor Elect & 
eleven other Male Members, who had made a Christian Profession & had 
belonged to other Chhs, & most of them had letters of Recommendation ; 
two of these eleven were residents of Chester, the others were of Rocking- 
ham. Publick Worship & Ordinances were divided between Rockingham 
& Chester for five years, at the Close of these live years, there was some 
small additions to the Chh in Rockingham & Chester ; And as they had never 
practiced much in attending at each others Communions they Considerd 
themselves as Separate & Distinct Churches. 

[To be continued.] 

1900.] Ancient Burial-Grounds of Long Inland. 



By Emv. Douuleday Harris., Esq., of New York City. 
[Continued from page 210.] 


died Jan. 8, 1799 
M. 42. 


Son of Cap* 

David Mulford 

&. Pliebe his 

Wife died Apr 1 

27 th 1768 

Aged (3 M° 

4 10 Days 

In Memory of Mrs. 
Elisabeth Mulford 

daughter of 

Col. David & M r8 
Phebe Mulford 

who died July 21 8t 

AD. 1785, 

in the 23 d year 

of her Age 

In Memory of Col. 
David Mulford 

who died Dec 1 18 th 

AD: 1778: 

in the 57 th year 

of his Age 

Juliana Mulford 

Daughter* of M r 

Matthew & Mrs. 

Mary Mulford 

died Jan 1 ? 24 th 

aged 11 years. 

Abraham Daytou 

Son of Elifha & 

Elifabeth Conkling 

who died March 

27 ll > A.D. 1770 
Aged 10 Months 

Silvanus Son of 

Annanias & 

Lucretia Miller 

who died Nov r 

G» l 1771 Aged 

5 Years & Days 

In Memory of 

Samuel Son of 

Jeremiah Miller 

& Mary his Wife 

born & died July 

4 A.D. 1774 


In Memory of 


Wife of 

Jeremiah Miller jun r 

who died July 8 A.D. 

1785 in the 33 d Year 

of her Age. 

In Memory of 

Lieut. John Dayton 

who departed this 

life JanT 27 th 1789, 

in the 35 th year 

of his age. 

Oh 1 what a free a mercy 

That Death a portal into 

Before the body is 


The Soul isflipt into its 



Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [July, 

In Memory of 

Thomas M. 

Wickham Esq 1 " 

who died Auguft 14 th 

AD. 1790 

In the 60 th Year 

of his Age. 

In Memory of 
Mrs. Alary Of born 

Wife of Cap* 

Jeremiah Of born 

who died 

Jan* 31ft 1797 

aged 41 Years 3 

months & 29 days 

In Memory of 

Edward Son of 

Thomas Wickham Esq r 

& Marcy his Wife 

who died Octob r 18 

1775 aged 5 years & 

22 days. 

In Memory of 

William R. 

Hedges Son of 

Mr. Daniel and 

Mrs. Jerufha 

Hedges who died 

June 21 ft 1794 

aged 1 year 

and 8 months. 





[Horizontal tablet on brick base.] 

1725 IN Y e 22 YEAR 
[Horizontal brown-stone tablet on brick base.] 

In Memory of 
Col nl Abraham Gardiners 



departed this life Aug« 21* 1782 
In the G2 d year of his Age 
Thus all we fee like all we have 
Of Good beneath the Skies ; 
Shall reft like that within this Grave 
Till GOD f hall fay arife. 
[Horizontal brown-stone tablet on brick base. A prior inscription read 
" Colnl Abraham Gardiner's Vault."] 







1707 AND IN THE 
[Horizontal brown-stone tablet. Its 
brick base supports also the stone 
covering the vault of Col. Abraham 
Gardiner. Still another tablet on base, 
next beside this, is without inscrip- 


the Body of M rs 

Rachel Gardiner 

Wife to his Excels 

David Gardiner Esq r 

Lord of the Isle of 

Wight who was 

Married April 15 

A:D 1713, and 

departed this life 

Dec. 16, A: D. 1744. 

[Inscription on a piece of fine red 

slate, 18x22 inches, with conventional 

scroll border, set into the upper surface 

of a brown-stone table tomb on five 




1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 

In Memory 

Gap* Abraham Gardiner 

Who tiled 

Oct' 12"' 170G 

hi the 84 th year 

of his age. 

[Horizontal tablet on brick base.] 


Dr. Nathaniel Gardiner 

During the Revolution 
A surgeon In the American Army 

Subsequently for several years 

A Representative from this County 

lu the Legislature of the State; 

ami at a later period 

a shipping merchant 

In the City of New York. 

He was born Jan: 11, 1759, 

And died March 25, 1801. 

In the adjoining graves 

Lie the remains of 

ELIZABETH, his wife, 

Daughter of Thomas Dering, Esq. 

who died March 18, 1801, M. 44; 

And of 


their daughter, 

who died Nov. 9, 1804, M. 20. 


Nathaniel & Eliza Gardiner 

Born at East-Hampton 

Sept. 10, 1786, 

Died In New York Jan. 19, 1824, M. 37. 

[Horizontal brown-stone slab on brick base.] 



Memory of 

]\Frs. Mary Gardiner^ 

Widow of 

Col, Abraham Gardiner 

ami Daughter of 

Nathaniel Smith Esq. 

and of his wife 

l'hebe Howell; 

she dU;d May 19, 1807 

in the 82 year 

of her age. 

In Memory of 
Mifs Piiebe Gardner 

Daughter of Col. 

Abraham & m« 

Mary Gardiner 

who departed this life 

Sep r 18 AD. 1775 

in the 20 th year of her ago. 

Time ioas, like thee I life Pofseft 

And time f hall be when thou 

muft reft. 

In Memory of 
John Son of 
M r John & M™ 
Elifabeth Gard- 
ner who dec d 
APril 22»'i 1747 
1 Year 10 months & 
16 days old 


M 1 * 8 Elisabeth Gardiner 


John Gardiner Lord 


DIED OCT' 21** 1754 





Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Inland . [«Tuly, 

Samuel y° Son 
of Jeremiah & 
Mary Gardiner 
died Aug" 12"* 
1753 Aged 18 
M° & 2 Days 



Efq r who died April 

28 th A.D. 1774 

in the 85 th Year 

of his Age. 

John y° Son 

of John & 



died Octo* 16* 

1752 in y e 4 th 

Year of his Age. 


M» Elizabeth Mulford 
the wife of cap t 
Matthew Mulford 
died Sep 4 11 th 1754 

IN THE 67 th YEAR 


of Efther the Wife of 

D'ocf John Darbe A: M. 

who died Septem 1 24 th 

A.D. 1757 Aged 
38 Years & 2 Months 


of M r SAMUEL 


who died April 

6 th 1760 in y e 

97 th Year of 

her Age 

Here Lyes Buried 
the Body of M r 

Aaron Fithian 

Who Departed this life 

May 1" A.D. 1750 iny° 

CO 1 " Year of His Age 



Wife of M r 


who died Octo r 

30 th 17(55 in y e 

Gl^ year of 

her Age 

Efther Daughter 

of David & 

Efther Fithian 

died Jany 23 d 

1753 Aged 

5 Years 




t e 1 1717 



An of fic e r of y e Englifh Army and An Engine e r Maft e r of 
Work e s of Fortifications in Y e L e agu e rs of y e Princ e of Orang 
in y e Low Countri e s — In 1C35 h° cam e to New England 

In y e S e rvice of a Company of Lords & G e ntl e m e n h e bvild e d 
& Command e d y e Saybrook Fort e . 

Aft e r compl e ting this t e rm of s e rvic e h e r°mov c d in 1639 to his If- 
laud of which h e was fol e Owner & P.vlr 8 . Born in 1599 h e di e d in 
this Towir 2 in 1663 Ven e rat e d and honour e d. 

Und c r many trying Circumf tanc e s in P e ac e and War h e was 
Brav e Discre e t & Trve. 
[Cut on the four sides— north, west, south and east— of a pretentious modern 
canopy tomb, with recumbent figure of a man in armor.] 



1900.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 


Nathan Dayton 
who died Octo r 
3 d A.l). L7C3 in 
y* (iV l Year of 
His a-e 

of Amey Wife of 
Nathan Dayton 
who died Sept' 
25"' A.D. 1749 
in the 5X il Year 
of Her Age 









Here Lyes Buried 

y u Body of Samuel 

Dayton Son of M r Samuel 

& M> Dorothy Dayton 

Who Dee' 1 April y y 

23< l 172G in y« 20 th 

Year of Her Age. 

Here Lyes Buried y e 

Body of M™ Dorothy 

Dayton Widow of 
M r Samuel Dayton 

Who Departed this 

Life March 22 d 1750 in y° 

$<j iu Year of Her Age. 

THE 26 1712 

Here lyes Buried 
y e Body of M r 

Joseph Kino 

Who Departed this 

Life Nov (> tl1 1732 in y« 

20 th Year of His Age 

In Memory of M r 
Samuel Gardiner 
Son of M r 
Samuel Gardiner Merc 1 
of New London he was 
born Oct r 10 th 1758 & 
died Feb-y 1"' 1781) 
Aged 30 years. 
In early life Death laid me down 
Here, to await the trumpet's found 
When God commands I will arife 
to meet mi) Saviour in y e fkies 
& while you read the J'tate of me 
think on the Glafs that runs for 






Y e lP lk 1711 IN Y« 53'» 







LIFE JULY Y u 22 o 

1743 IN Y u 3181- 

In Memory of M r 
Beriah Dayton 

Who Died April 
y e 30 A.D. 1746 
Aged 74 years 

In Memory of 

M ,H Jain Relict to 

M r Beriah Dayton 

Who Died Feb'* 

y°2l A.D. 1754 

Aged 7i) years 

306 Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, [July, 

In Memory of IOSEPH : SON 

Joanah y° Wife of OF : Mr NATHL & 

M r John Dayton MARY HUNTING 

who died Septem r DIED AUG: l4 1711 

22 1752 in y c 53 d AGED [illegible] 

Year of her Age 






1733 AGED 54 

YEARS & About 5 M° 


HIS WIFE AGED 3 YEARS 3 M° & 20 1> DYED AUG at 30 th 1738 

HIS WIFE AGED G YEARS 9 M° & 20 D» DYED SEP? 30 th 1738. 


BODY OF MR of M™ Mary 

JOSEPH OSBORN Ofborn Relict of 

DIED OCTOBER YE 2nd M r Jofepli Ofborn 

1713 IN Y e 83Ri> who died Auguft 

YEAR OF HIS AGE y e 2" d A.D. 1752 in ye 

[Inscription has been recut ; possibly 81 st Year of her Age 
the stone is modern.] 








THE 13 th 1714 WHO DIED APRIL 

AGED 12 YEARS THE d^ 1712 






[The position of this grave is singular — the head towards the east, — tradition 
says, by the direction of its occupant. The other graves are with the heads 
towards the west.] 


Ellphelet Strattcn THE BODY OF 

who died Sept' THOMAS OSBOND 


Aged GO Years 23 : 1712 AGED 




11)00.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island, 


In Memory of 

Cornelius y e Sou 

of Eliphelet & 

Phebe Stratteu 

who died Sepf 

15 th 1742 in y« 

2G"' Year of 

his Age 






1712 AGED 48 


of John Mulford 

Jun r died March 

y c 5 th 17G1 in y e 

29' h Year of 

his Age 

Here lyes THE 
body of Phebe 
Mulford agqd 

8 years & 

11 Months dec d 

March THE 21" 






M u & 5 D 8 DECD 

JULY Y« 5 th 1726 

In Memory of 

Aunah y u Wife of 

John Mulford Efq r 

who died March 13 th 

1759 in ye 50 th Year 

of his Age 

Here Lyes y e 

Body of 

M r Nathan 


Who Dec d Octo br 
ye 13th 1723 Aged 

35 Years & 
about 2 Months 







BEli THE 13"' 1722 AGED 









Y e 1" 1722 AGED Gl 



Temperance y e 

Daughter of M r 

Sweeten Grant 

& Margaret his 

Wife died May 

y«28 t h 1757 

Aged 14 M° 

& 2 Days 

In Memory 

of Phebe Daugh* 

of M r Jofeph & 

M rs Hannah 

Thorne who died 

Decern* 29 th 1752 in 

ye 2 d year of her Age 


Memory of 

Jonathan Son to 

M r Jonathan & M re 

Elifabeth Of born 

Died Auguft 31 

A.D. 1757 Aged 4 

years 6 months 


Memory of 

Mary Daughter 

of M r Jonathan 

& M rs Elifabeth 

Ofborn Died 

Ianua 23 A.D. 1759 

Aged 4 Months 

& 9 Days 


Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. [July, 

Joseph Osborn 


son of M r 

HANNAH Wife of 

Joseph & M re 


Hannah Osborn 

she died March y e 

aged 1 months diec 
Sept 1734 


19 th A.D. 1771 in the 

30 th Year of her Age 

John Son of 


John & Tcinpe- 

of Temperance 

rence Miller 

the Wife of John 


Miller Juu r who 

Jam* 24 th 

died Nov 1" 1764 

17G5 Aged 

in the 24" 1 Year 

about 3 M> 

of her Age 



Memory of 

of Deacon Daniel 

An Infant Son 

Ofbnrn who died 

of M r Jonathan 

May y e 17 th A.D. 1757 

& M rs Elifabe 

in y c 65 th Year 

th Of born Died 

of his Age 

Nov'r 2D A.D. 

Blefsed arc the dead 

1752 A^d 7 

which die in the Lord 


JANE Wife of 


she died March 

the 8 th A.D. 1758 in 

the 38 1 ' 1 Year of her 


In Memory of 


Thomas Of born 

David Baker Efq r 

who died Decern 1, 

who died April 7 th 

27 th 1753 in y c 

A.D. 1774 Aged 

41" Year of 

43 Years 8 M° and 

his Age 

17 Days 

In Memory of 

In Memory of 

Deborah Daught'r 

M r 

of Thomas & 


Jane Ofborn 

who departed this 

who died Nov 

Life April 17 A.I). 

y° 29* h 1753 in 

1784 in the 21 ft Year 

y« 12 l >» Year of 

of his Age 

her Age. 

In Memory of NATHAN Son of David Baker Efq r & Mehitabel, his Wife, 
who died March 6 th 1774 Aged 1 Year M° & 23 Days. 

In Memory of NATHANIEL Son of David Baker Efq. & Mehitabel his Wife 
Who died Sept 1, J) 11 ' 1771 aged 2 M u & 10 Days. 

In Memory of ELIZABETH Daughter of David Baker Efq r & Mehetable his 
Wife Mho died Aug 11 20'".' 1770 Aged 20 Days. 

In Memory of PIIEBE Daughter of David Baker Efq r & Mehitabel his Wife 
who died Feb* 23 a 1770 Aged 1 Year 9 M° & 10 Days. 

In Memory of Phebe Daughter of David & Mehitable Baker who died Febr^ 
16 th A: D. 1767 Aged 2 M° & 27 Days. 

Nathan Son of Samuel & Joanna Baker died June 20 th 1703 Aged 4 M° & 20 

In Memory of MARY BAKER Daughter of DAVID BAKER Efq r & MEHETA- 
BLE ids wife who died March 15, 1775 in the 5 lh Year of her Age. 

[To bo continued.] 

1000.] Ancestry of Lydia Strengthfield. 309 


CommunicUtod by HahKY A. Pitman, Esq., of London, England. 

I was looking up the other clay some old numbers of the Register 
of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the British 
Museum, and it struck me you might like to insert in your quarterly 
the enclosed, which 1 have copied from a manuscript in my great- 
grandmother's writing. 

The manuscript, unfortunately, is incomplete, but such as it is 
would, I venture to think, be of considerable interest to those con- 
nected with Rhode Island as giving a quaint description of the early 
settlement of Newport and Narraganset. 

The writer of the original manuscript, Lydia Strengthfield, married 
in 1762 or 1 708 (my great-grandfather) Frederick Cobbe Pitman, 
presumably at Newport. They went in 1769 to Dublin, Ireland, 
and from 1772 to 1780 were in Worcestershire, where Frederick 
Cobbe Pitman died. 

Lydia Pitman died 13 Oct., 1800, and was buried in St. James, 
Piccadilly, London. Her father, William Strengthfield, was pre- 
sumably the son of Thomas Strengthfield, of St. Dunstan's East, and 
Ann Garrard, daughter of Francis Garrard of the same parish, m. 
15 April, 1705. [See Marriage Licenses : Bishop of London, vol. 
ii ; Harleian Society, vol. xxvi.] 

The name Strengthfield appears now to be extinct in England. 

Frederick Cobbe Pitman is believed to have been born in Hamp- 
shire, England, between 1720 and 1728. On Starch 26, 1744, he 
was gazetted ensign in the 9th Regt. of Foot and resigned his 
commission in January, 1751. On April 26, 1758, he was com- 
missioned lieutenant in the East India Co. and fought at the battle 
of Riderra in Bengal, and apparently resigned in March, 1762. 
Between 1751 and 1758 he was apparently in America serving with 
Godwin's Rangers and under William Green (afterwards Gen. Sir 
Win. Green) and Lord Howe. [N.B. His service with Gorham's 
Rangers might have been prior to 1744]. He also served several 
years as a volunteer in the 47th Foot. In 1762 he apparently went 
again to America. 

I should particularly like to know the exact date of his marriage 
with Lydia Strengthfield, but do not know how to find this informa- 
tion. Any information about the individuals mentioned in the manu- 
script would also be acceptable. 

Manuscript of Lydia Strengthfield (b. 1746., d. 1800). 
I was born in America at a Town called Newport in Rhode Island on the 
20 April 174G. 

My great grandfather by my mother's side, whose name was Dyer, was 
one of those (Quakers who was persecuted by the Presbyterians at Boston, 
vol. liv. 21 




310 Ancestry of Ly diet Strengthfield. [July, 

and was obliged to fly with many of that sect to Rhode Island, and as they 
had saved part of their fortunes they established a Town and called it New- 

The King gave them a charter. It is now thought to be the garden of 
America by all strangers who visit it. 

My grandfather had several of the best houses in the Town as a Proprie- 
tor, but as he was fond of a retired life he removed to Narraganset with his 
only son (soon after the death of his wife) when he built a large house upon 
the most beautiful spot that was ever formed by nature, a quarter of a mile 
from the front of which the sea ebbed and flowed upon a fine beach two 
miles in length and left every kind of shell fish on the sand. 

The beach terminates at each end in several amazing high rocks, inter- 
spersed with bushes and trees, at the bottom of which are valleys covered 
with aromatic shrubs intersected with beautiful streams of clear water, which 
flow out of the rocks and terminate in the sea. 

Opposite the house and one mile distant from the shore is a very small 
Island of an oblong form, upon which my grandfather built a small house 
and concerted the whole Island into a farm and called it " Hope " as he was 
uncertain whether his plan would be attended with success. 

From his house in Narraganset he had the most delightful prospects of 
Rhode Island, a small Island also on which the Fort stood, and that fine 
River which flows from Providence into the sea. 

In this sweet spot, retire^ from the world with a few Quaker families, 
who had settled in the neighborhood, he spent the remainder of his days in 
improving his farms, which produced corn of every kind, with fruit and 
vegetables in abundance. 

His plot was well stocked with horses, cows and all sorts of live stock, 
with several hundreds of goats, which he kept to clear his ground, as he 
was entitled to all the ground he cleared. 

His amusements were hunting and fishing and visiting the Islands in a 
pleasure boat, which he managed with the greatest dexterity in the roughest 

He had twelve Indian chiefs with their families under his protection and 
permitted them to make wigwams on his plantation. He indulged, pitied, 
and did everything in his power for them. In return they brought him 
game, wild fowl, iisli and nuts, and all kinds of wild fruits, assisted in culti- 
vating his lands and became very faithful servants. 

He married a Miss Green a Quaker and daughter of the Governor of 
Rhode Island by whom he had a very large progeny. At the time of his 
marriage he was 25 years of age and she was 15, they lived together 73 
years. He died in the year 17 GO in the 99 th year of his age. He never 
had a grey hair in his head or lost a tooth and could see to read small print 
by moonlight. 

My grandmother died in the year 1761 in the 80 th year of her age. Her 
hair was white as snow and of an amazing length. So very thick that she 
was obliged to have it thinned every month. In her 70th year she lost 
every tooth. They were a very handsome couple and enjoyed perfect 
health until the last year of their lives. They lived with great regularity 
and had never slept separate for one night from their marriage, except 
when my grandmother was lying in. 

As they were Quakers they brought up their family in that religion. 
My mother was their youngest daughter. My father's name was William 
Strengthlield, he was born in England, and was the only surviving branch 

1000.] Ancestry of Lydia Strength field, 31 i 

of a respectable family of thai name. IIo wan Hunt at thfl death of Ids 
father to take possession Of a Plantation in Jamaica, which he lived upon 
for a few yearn, beloved by everybody and in strict friendship with all 
the gehtlemoji in the Island. Hut as the climate did not agree with his 
constitution he was obliged to leave it and went to Rhode Island as judge of 
the admiralty in the year (17 lo?). 

IIo marrird my mother. My Father was strongly attached to his Re- 
ligion, which was that of the Church of England and by strong arguments 
he convinced my Mother that, his principles were better than hers the 
Quaker?) and having got the better of her scruples, she was Christened and 
baptized in tin; m\na hour. 

They lived for a few years in a state of real happiness (if that can be en- 
joyed in this world) blessed with two children, myself and a beautiful boy 
whom they adored. They were in affluent circumstances, caressed and 
loved by every inhabitant of the Island ; when alas all their joy and de- 
lightful prospeetw of further happiness were turned into the deepest distress, 
lis my dear Father was attacked with a putrid sore throat which put an end 
to his life in .1 days in his 33 rd year. 

This proved uearly fatal to my dear Mother, as she was prematurely de- 
livered of twins. Tins brought on fever and consumption, she lingered 15 
years and I trust went to heaven, as she was good in every sense of the 

She had a tomb erected to the memory of my Father, which she visited 
every Sunday with her four children, and spent several hours in bewailing 
our great loss and in prayers to the Almighty to grant her patience and 
strength to go through this severe affliction for the sake of her dear children, 
for whom alone she wished to live. This custom she kept up until the last 
Sunday of her life. 

My Father left £12,000 at interest, a large house well furnished, with 
gardens, orchards, pleasure grounds and outhouses, in the broadest street in 
Newport, with 8 negroes, which my mother was to keep possession of for 
her life ; after which it was to go to my eldest brother. The money was to 
be divided equally between the four children. 

Hut a few months before my poor Mother's death and what put a finish- 
ing stroke to all her sorrows, was Lopes the great Jew merchant, who had 
all our monies in his hand . . . [Here manuscript stops, the next page 
is lost]. 

[At tlie General Assembly held at Newport, 3 May, 1743, William Strength- 
field with others was made a freeman of Rhode Island. 

In the register of St. Paul's church (Episcopal) Narraganset, appears " Phe